Japan's Otsuka to go public in December

TOKYO, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Japanese drugmaker Otsuka Holdings said on Friday it would go public in December by listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, according to a document filed at the bourse. Japan's IPO market has been in the doldrums with the exception of Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co's $11 billion listing in April, which was the biggest IPO in Japan this year. (Reporting by Junko Fujita and Yumiko Nishitani; Editing by Lincoln Feast and Joseph Radford) ((yumiko.nishitani@thomsonreuters.com; +81 3 6441 1803; Reuters Messaging: yumiko.nishitani.reuters.com@reuters.net)) Keywords: OTSUKA/IPO (If you have a query or comment on this story, send an email to news.feedback.asia@thomsonreuters.com) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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