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International

Tomo Uetake

Japan equities shine as foreign investors bet on stimulus, political change

Sep 24 2021

* Japan on course to become top performing stock market in Sept

After record selling spree, Japan's top insurers weigh buying U.S. bonds again

Apr 02 2021

* They look to buy foreign bonds after 8 months of net selling

Pandemic to stimulate more active stock investment strategies: Nissay Asset CEO

Dec 01 2020

TOKYO Social transformations triggered by the coronavirus pandemic are making index-following, passive stock investments less attractive and could reverse a decline in active stock investments, the chief executive of Nissay Asset Management said.

RPT-REUTERS SUMMIT-Pandemic to stimulate more active stock investment strategies - Nissay Asset CEO

Dec 01 2020

* For other news from Reuters Global Investment Outlook Summit:

Prominent Japan strategist Kathy Matsui to leave Goldman

Oct 30 2020

SYDNEY Prominent Goldman Sachs Group Inc executive Kathy Matsui, who has advocated for Japan to close its gender gap and bolster the role of women in the workplace, is stepping down at the end of the year, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

RPT-WRAPUP 1-Japanese insurers look to domestic bonds as yield gaps with foreign peers narrow

Oct 27 2020

* Pandemic brings down US yields while Japanese yields have risen

Japanese insurers look to domestic bonds as yield gaps with foreign peers narrow

Oct 27 2020

Japanese life insurers, among country's largest institutional investors, are returning to the domestic bond market after many years of forays into foreign debt as the yield gaps between them have shrunk following the COVID-19 pandemic.

RPT-Japan's little-known Nikkei 500 hits record high, outperforms U.S. S&P 500

Sep 28 2020

* It better reflects changes in Japan's economy - fund manager

Japan's little-known Nikkei 500 hits record high, outperforms U.S. S&P 500

Sep 28 2020

SYDNEY The Nikkei 225 share average, Japan's best-known stock benchmark, on Monday still stood 40% below its historic peak hit three decades ago, while its lesser-known sibling, the Nikkei 500, surged past its previous peak to a record high.

BOJ's tweaks to stock buying signal renewed support

Jun 22 2020

* BOJ tweaks ETF buying pattern, eases concerns about tapering

World News

U.S. envoy urges N.Korea to end 'provocations', accept offer of talks

North Korea's recent ballistic missile tests https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/nkorea-says-it-conducted-successful-missile-test-submarine-kcna-2021-10-19 were "concerning and counterproductive" for efforts to reduce tensions, and Pyongyang should instead engage in talks, the U.S. envoy for North Korea said on Sunday.