Shares of Japan Exchange Group got off to a rocky start as investors sent shares of the new group down by more than a tenth in an otherwise rapidly rising market. The Financial Times reports.
Beat Wittmann, CEO and Partner at independent investment-management group, Dynapartners says that the U.S. needs some form of tax reform and that Congress will eventually meet a deal on the "fiscal cliff."
Stock markets from New York to Tokyo have seen some stellar gains this week amid hopes of further monetary easing globally, but analysts say there’s one thing that investors appear to be forgetting: economic growth remains weak and is likely to remain so for some time.
Asian equity markets, which have so far been dominated by either foreign institutions or short-term trading by local individual investors, are set to see a big increase in investments from local pension funds, which will lead to higher stock prices and lower volatility, according to a new report from HSBC Global Research.
Investors in the Osaka Securities Exchange are challenging management to push for better merger terms from the Tokyo Stock Exchange, in a rare outbreak of shareholder activism in Japan. The FT reports.
Following the the radiation leaks in Japan, American and European financial companies with offices in Tokyo faced a serious dilemma. Many of their employees wanted to flee the country until the radiation situation had been resolved. But the companies worried that relocating employees would be seen as a sign that they lacked faith in the ability of Japanese authorities to manage the disaster.
Japan's nuclear crisis has put pressure on the already fragile global economy, squeezing supplies of goods from computer chips to auto parts and raising fears of higher interest rates.
The Tokyo stock market should remain open for trading this week, the country's economy minister said Tuesday.