Japan

Equities hit five-month peak, bonds dip, as earnings season starts

Equities hit five-month peak, bonds dip, as earnings season starts

Published 13/07/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World equity benchmarks hit a five-month peak and perceived safe -havens such as the dollar and U.S. government bonds dipped on [more…]

Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Tokyo governor says

Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Tokyo governor says

Published 13/07/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, often floated as a future Japanese premier, said on Monday the Olympics must go ahead next year as [more…]

U.S. stock funds see first inflow in four weeks: Lipper

U.S. stock funds see first inflow in four weeks: Lipper

Published 09/07/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. equity funds in the week ended on Wednesday drew $609 million, the first inflow in four weeks, according to Lipper. U.S. taxable [more…]

Bain Capital extends deadline for Japan’s Nichiigakkan bid for second time

Bain Capital extends deadline for Japan’s Nichiigakkan bid for second time

Published 09/07/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. buyout fund Bain Capital said on Thursday it had extended its deadline for a $1 billion buyout offer for Japanese nursing [more…]

World shares rally to four-week highs as investors bet on China revival

World shares rally to four-week highs as investors bet on China revival

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Global stock markets rallied to four-week highs on Monday as investors counted on a revival in Chinese activity to boost global growth, [more…]

Survey finds 77% of Japanese think Olympics ‘cannot be held’ next year

Survey finds 77% of Japanese think Olympics ‘cannot be held’ next year

Published 06/07/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - A wide-ranging survey conducted by the Japan News Network (JNN) found that 77% of those questioned said that the Tokyo Olympics “cannot [more…]

Fujitsu to halve office space in three years citing ‘new normal’

Fujitsu to halve office space in three years citing ‘new normal’

Published 06/07/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Fujitsu Ltd (6702.T) said on Monday it would halve its office space in three years as it rewrites the way employees [more…]

U.S. stock funds shed $4.6 billion in week: Lipper

U.S. stock funds shed $4.6 billion in week: Lipper

Published 02/07/2020

(Reuters) - The final days of the best quarter for the benchmark S&P 500 since 1998 were not enough to keep investors from pulling $4.6 [more…]

EU, Britain, Taiwan dismayed by China’s new security law for Hong Kong

EU, Britain, Taiwan dismayed by China’s new security law for Hong Kong

Published 30/06/2020

BRUSSELS/TOKYO (Reuters) - The European Union expressed anger while Britain and Japan voiced concern on Tuesday after China passed a national security law for Hong [more…]

Tokyo’s new coronavirus steps aim to balance economy and health

Tokyo’s new coronavirus steps aim to balance economy and health

Published 30/06/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo on Tuesday said it will move away from numerical targets to contain COVID-19 and rely more on the advice of a [more…]