Mizuho Financial Group


  • S&P faces fraud charges over mortgage ratings Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:43 PM ET

    Standard & Poor's may face securities fraud charges for ratings given to six commercial mortgage-backed securities issued in 2011.

  • Milk got your carry trade? Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 7:13 PM ET
    Dairy cows at a farm operated by Synlait Milk in the town of Rakaia, around 60km from Christchurch, New Zealand

    Milk prices may unravel the popular carry trade of using currencies such as the yen or U.S. dollar to buy higher-yielding New Zealand dollar assets.

  • Inflation may be rearing its ugly head in India Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 7:28 PM ET

    A month after a landslide election win, India's new government finds itself having to take action to fulfill a pledge to contain inflation.

  • Philippines still 'star of Asia' despite GDP miss Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 11:56 PM ET
    Manila, Luzon, Manila, Philippines, South-East Asia, Asia

    The Philippines posted weaker-than-expected first quarter growth, but Southeast Asia's 'rising star' economy is still rising, analysts say.

  • Why Thai crisis won't hurt the rest of Southeast Asia Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 12:16 AM ET
    Thai soldiers patrol near government buildings on May 23, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Thailand's political instability has dented the economy, but contagion to the region should be little with some countries even benefiting.

  • Asia shares mixed after upbeat Japan GDP; Sony tanks 6% Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 6:20 AM ET

    Asian equities were mixed on Thursday as robust growth figures from the world's third-largest economy failed to lift sentiment.

  • Chinese shares outperformed on Monday as investors cheered the latest market reforms while geopolitical tensions weighed on the rest of region.

  • UniCredit at risk from Ukraine: Economist  Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, says UniCredit could be vulnerable the turmoil in Ukraine, given its exposure to eastern europe.

  • Asian stocks declined on Thursday after a preliminary reading of Chinese manufacturing activity fell to a six-month low.

  • Asian stocks rallied on Monday following record highs on Wall Street late last week and as attention turned to the region's corporate earnings season.

  • Will the mafia-linked scandal hurt Mizuho?  Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 8:47 PM ET

    Lachlan Colquhoun, Head of Markets Analysis at East & Partners says Mizuho's scandal involving loans to criminal groups in Japan could damage the bank's reputation.

  • Asian stocks experienced a broad sell-off on Monday over weak Chinese factory data and worries about a shutdown of the U.S. government.

  • The second quarter is shaping up to be a high point for corporate Japan in recent memory, with the majority of companies beating consensus estimates in their earnings reports.

  • Asia Ends Mixed; Nikkei Leads Gains by 2% Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 3:07 AM ET

    Asian stocks ended mixed on Tuesday with Japan's benchmark Nikkei index leading gains by 2 percent and Sydney shares gaining traction after the Australian central bank left the door open for future easing at its policy meeting.

  • Choppy Bond Markets Put Japan Banks on Edge Friday, 24 May 2013 | 12:58 AM ET

    The volatility in the Japanese government debt market has unnerved investors in domestic banks, with the country's top lenders alone holding an estimated $390 billion worth of these bonds.

  • Asia Ends Mixed; China Stocks Hit 1-Week High Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    The Shanghai Composite rallied over 1 percent on Thursday as investors cheered news of easing regulations while Japan's Nikkei index closed off its five-and-a-half year peak after data showed that capital spending fell for a fifth straight month.

  • Here's One Sector Suffering From Abenomics Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 9:09 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. branch in Tokyo, Japan

    Shinzo Abe's economic policies may be aimed at bolstering Japan's manufacturing groups, but the country's banks are suffering an Abenomics ordeal. The Financial Times reports.

  • Japan's Sharp Forecasts Return to Profit in 2014 Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 2:23 AM ET

    Sharp said it expects to rebound to an operating profit in the year to March 31 as it battles to remain viable after averting failure last year.

  • Tokyo, Japan

    Japan's banking titans are hiring Spanish-speaking bankers to win new business in Latin America and handing out loans to junk-grade borrowers in the United States as they probe deeper overseas.

  • US Sues S&P Over Mortgage-Bond Ratings Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 11:44 AM ET

    The U.S. government has launched a civil lawsuit against Standard & Poor's over mortgage bond ratings, the first federal enforcement action against a credit rating agency over behavior tied to the recent financial crisis.