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Bank Of Japan Accounts Reveal Anxiety Over QE Exit

The Japanese government will miss out on Y201.8bn ($1.6bn) in Bank of Japan profits this year as the central bank piles up capital against future losses, the Financial Times reported. According to its annual accounts, the BoJ is keeping 25 per cent o ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 05/27/2015 - 22:57 - 0 comments

Skymark Creditor Wants To Block ANA From Buying Stake

Skymark Airlines Inc's biggest creditor, aircraft leasing company Intrepid Aviation Ltd , plans to try to block ANA Holdings Inc from taking a 16.5 percent stake in the failed Japanese discount carrier, two people said. The decision by Intrepid to t ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 05/26/2015 - 20:55 - 0 comments

Japanese Group Lixil Faces Losses After Unit Files For Insolvency

Lixil, the Japanese bathroom fittings group, faces losses of at least Y41bn ($337m) after a China-based, German-listed subsidiary filed for insolvency and announced it was considering legal action against its former chairman and his son, the former deput ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 05/25/2015 - 22:44 - 0 comments

Sharp Says Banks to Provide $1.7 Billion Bailout

Sharp Corporation of Japan said it had secured a $1.7 billion bailout from banks, its second major rescue in three years, after its smartphone display business came under intense pricing pressure from Asian rivals, the International New York Times re ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 05/14/2015 - 19:24 - 0 comments

Fitch Lowers Japan’s Ratings Over Huge Public Debt

Fitch Ratings lowered Japan’s credit rating as the country continued to wrestle with staggering debt, the International New York Times reported. The rating agency said Monday that the government did not include sufficient measures in its budget to re ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 04/27/2015 - 21:23 - 0 comments

ANA To Take Up To 19.9 Pct Stake In Bankrupt Budget Carrier Skymark

ANA Holdings Inc said it has agreed to acquire a stake of up to 19.9 percent in bankrupt budget carrier Skymark Airlines Inc, gaining access to highly coveted landing slots and strengthening its lead over rival Japan Airlines Co., Reuters reported. Under ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 04/22/2015 - 21:03 - 0 comments

Japan Stands Firm on Stimulus Program

The Bank of Japan stuck with its monetary stimulus program on Wednesday, brushing off a lack of inflation two years after it vowed to pull the economy out of more than a decade of falling prices, the International New York Times reported. As its init ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 04/08/2015 - 22:37 - 0 comments

Japan’s Zero Inflation a Setback for Abenomics

Japan’s drift back toward deflation, two years after launching a radical monetary policy experiment to cure the affliction, underscores the continuing difficulties in pulling the world’s third-largest economy out of its long slump, The Wall Street Jour ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 03/26/2015 - 22:20 - 0 comments

Japan’s Recovery Is Complicated by a Decline in Household Savings

The country’s savings rate, long one of the highest in the world, is now below zero. In short, Japan’s citizens are spending more than they earn, the International New York Times reported. By comparison, the rate in the United States, where consumers ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 03/19/2015 - 22:33 - 0 comments

Japan Public Debt is Keeping BNP's Chief Credit Analyst Awake at Night

For most of her career, Mana Nakazora has taken a pre-dawn train to work regardless of whether she arrived home just hours earlier, Bloomberg News reported. Her colleagues describe BNP Paribas SA’s Tokyo head of investment research as a powerhouse, and s ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 03/03/2015 - 22:35 - 0 comments

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