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SMFG to invest in British asset manager with eye on ESG bonds: sources

Jul 16 2020

TOKYO Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group will invest up to $25 million in British asset manager Affirmative Investment Management (AIM), two sources said, becoming the first Japanese lender to partner with a specialist in ESG bond investments.

Japan's MUFG to expand lending business in Thailand with Grab's big data

Jul 13 2020

TOKYO Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc will start lending to Grab users and drivers in Thailand to monetise its $706 million investment in the ride-hailing firm as growth in its home market slumps, its chief executive said.

Japan to appoint Okamura as top financial diplomat - sources

Jul 10 2020

TOKYO Japan is set to appoint international policy veteran Kenji Okamura as its top financial diplomat representing the country at international forums such as G7/G20 meetings, five government sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Japan to appoint Okamura as top financial diplomat - sources

Jul 10 2020

TOKYO, July 10 Japan is set to appoint international policy veteran Kenji Okamura as its top financial diplomat representing the country at international forums such as G7/G20 meetings, five government sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.

Japan tax revenues undershoot estimate after coronavirus crisis: sources

Jul 01 2020

TOKYO Japan's tax revenue undershot government estimates for the first time in two years in the fiscal year to last March as the coronavirus crisis dealt a heavy blow to corporate profits, several government sources said on Wednesday.

Japan's SMFG brokerage arm to set up office in Abu Dhabi

Jun 29 2020

TOKYO, June 29 The brokerage arm of Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) plans to set up an office in Abu Dhabi as it seeks to tap the $80 billion debt capital market (DCM) in the Middle East, its chief executive said.

Japan's Mizuho says virus-related loan requests have reached $155 billion

Jun 10 2020

TOKYO Mizuho Financial Group Inc has seen coronavirus-related loan requests reach 17 trillion yen ($155 billion) since the outbreak, and is bracing for further demand from companies battling to revive their operations, its chief executive said.

Nomura considers having fewer staff at headquarters permanently

Jun 03 2020

TOKYO Nomura Holdings Inc is considering having fewer staff work at its Tokyo headquarters permanently now that the coronavirus pandemic has spurred a huge shift to remote working, its chief executive said.

Japan approves fresh $1.1 trillion stimulus to combat pandemic pain

May 27 2020

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet approved on Wednesday a new $1.1 trillion stimulus package that includes significant direct spending, to stop the coronavirus pandemic pushing the world's third-largest economy deeper into recession.

Japan's Daiwa expects to make China comeback as early as this year

May 21 2020

TOKYO, May 21 Japan's Daiwa Securities Group Inc expects to make a comeback in China as early as this year initially targeting the country's huge market for investment banking, its chief executive said.

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