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Japan's Shinsei to beef up Asian alliances in a takeover battle with SBI

Oct 22 2021

TOKYO, Oct 23 Japan's Shinsei Bank plans to beef up its small-scale finance business in Asia Pacific through alliances and acquisitions as it scrambles to map out its own growth strategy to fend off SBI Holdings' $1.1 billion takeover bid.

Japan regulator steps in to fix Mizuho's computer flaws

Sep 22 2021

TOKYO Japan's banking regulator will take a role in overseeing computer systems at Mizuho Financial Group's retail banking arm after glitches that exposed failings at the country's third-largest lender despite $3.6 billion in upgrades.

Shinsei Bank to use poison-pill defence against SBI's $1.1 billion bid

Sep 17 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Shinsei Bank's board has decided to use a poison-pill defence against an unsolicited $1.1 billion bid from shareholder SBI Holdings, the Japanese lender said on Friday, as it scrambles for ways to thwart the takeover.

Japan's SBI Holdings makes $1 billion unsolicited bid for Shinsei Bank

Sep 09 2021

TOKYO Japanese financial group SBI Holdings Inc on Thursday announced an offer to buy a near majority stake in Shinsei Bank Ltd in an unsolicited bid to take effective control of the lender.

Carlyle leads $312 million funding round for Japanese unicorn Spiber

Sep 08 2021

TOKYO Global private equity firm Carlyle said on Wednesday it led a $312 million funding round for Japanese biotech company Spiber Inc, joining other global investors in betting on a growing number of late-stage Japanese startup firms.

Japan's Mizuho suffers another glitch hitting branches nationwide

Aug 20 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Mizuho Financial Group's main banking unit suffered a system glitch that left branches nationwide unable to process transactions on Friday, the latest in a series of embarrassing system errors at Japan's No. 3 lender.

Olympics-Diving-China's teenage diving queens bag 10m platform gold and silver

Aug 05 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -China's 14-year-old diving superstar Quan Hongchan claimed gold in the women's 10 metre platform with a near-perfect score at the Tokyo Games on Thursday, leaving a silver medal for team mate Chen Yuxi.

Olympics-Diving-China's Quan advances to women's 10m platform finals in first place

Aug 05 2021

TOKYO Quan Hongchan of China advanced to the women's 10 metre platform diving finals in first place after a series of strong dives at the Tokyo Games on Thursday, while her compatriot Chen Yuxi came a close second.

Olympics-Diving-Chinese teens secure top two spots in women's 10m platform qualifier

Aug 04 2021

TOKYO, Aug 4 Chinese teenagers Chen Yuxi and Quan Hongchan on Wednesday secured the top two spots in the preliminaries for the women's 10 metre platform diving at the Tokyo Olympic Games, while 2012 bronze medalist Pandelela Pamg of Malaysia was rocky throughout.

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