Japan

BOJ tankan: Japan firms expect CPI to rise 1.4 percent a year from now

TOKYO - Japanese firms expect consumer prices to rise an average 1.4 percent a year from now, unchanged from their projection three months ago, a Bank of Japan survey showed on Thursday, underscoring their doubts over the central bank's pledge to achieve 2 percent inflation this fiscal year.

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Sony Corp halves stake in Olympus to raise funds for growth

TOKYO - Japan's Sony Corp halved its stake in camera and endoscope maker Olympus Corp to raise funds for a restructuring drive under which it is boosting investment in sensors and videogames while pulling back from unprofitable segments.

Tech, 01 Apr 2015

MOVES-Nomura hires Kris Panjipan to head investment banking in Thailand

April 1 - Nomura Holdings Inc, Japan's largest investment bank and brokerage, appointed Kris Panjipan as head of international investment banking in its majority owned securities brokerage in Thailand.

Regulatory News, 01 Apr 2015

Japan Post actively seeking more acquisitions after Toll

- State-owned Japan Post Holdings Co is actively seeking more acquisition opportunities after it agreed an A$6.5 billion ($5 billion) takeover of Australian freight and logistics firm Toll Holdings Ltd , a top official said.

01 Apr 2015

UPDATE 1-Japan Post actively seeking more acquisitions after Toll

* Aims for net profit of Y450 bln in FY2017 vs Y420 bln FY2014

01 Apr 2015

UPDATE 1-Sony Corp halves stake in Olympus to raise funds for growth

TOKYO, April 1 - Japan's Sony Corp halved its stake in camera and endoscope maker Olympus Corp to raise funds for a restructuring drive under which it is boosting investment in sensors and videogames while pulling back from unprofitable segments.

Regulatory News, 01 Apr 2015