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Japanese Financial System

Challenges ahead on deposits and debt rebounds

Mainland and Hong Kong banks face two similar challenges this year - potential bad debt rebound and difficulty in attracting deposits, analysts said.

Monday, 20 February, 2012, 12:00am

Prospect of merger fails to spark surge in stocks

A possible merger between the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange did little to lift Japanese stock markets amid euro-zone gloom yesterday.

The privately held Tokyo exchange confirmed plans to acquire up to 66 per cent of the Osaka exchange, which has a market capitalisation of 105.7 billion yen (HK$10.52 billion), according to Nikkei.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

A financial reform that was five years in the making

It took the mainland almost five years to ponder the pros and cons of the qualified domestic institutional investor (QDII) programme.

22 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

New rules may revive corporate bond market

As the mainland's equity markets have boomed over the past couple of years, the corporate bond market has appeared ever more stunted.

Stifled by the dead hand of the state planning department, corporate bond issuances amounted to just US$17.6 billion last year, 25 per cent of the total raised in the equity markets, according to figures from Thomson Financial.

3 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Morgan Stanley

Foreign brokerages Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch are vying for the title of most active brokerage on the Tokyo Stock Exchange for this month, leaving the domestic Big Four in the dust for the first time.

31 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Vietnam fund launched

FINANCIAL services organisation Templeton Emerging Markets has launched its Templeton Vietnam Opportunities Fund on the New York Stock Exchange.

The total amount raised for the fund by underwriters Merrill Lynch, Kidder Peabody and Nomura Securities was about US$120 million.

17 Sep 1994 - 12:00am