FACTBOX-Key economic policy stances of Japan’s next PM candidates

FACTBOX-Key economic policy stances of Japan’s next PM candidates

By Reuters Staff 4 Min Read (Updates factbox that ran on Sept 7 with latest Kishida quotes) TOKYO, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, his support ratings in tatters ahead of a general election, said last week he would step down, setting the stage for his replacement as premier and heightening uncertainty on the outlook for economic…
Japanese regional bank earnings may lose momentum as government support ends

Japanese regional bank earnings may lose momentum as government support ends

Japan‘s regional banks may not be able to sustain the spurt in their income seen in the April-to-June quarter as they need to step up provisioning for potential bad loans after a government support program ended. Japan‘s regional banks, such as The Bank (Finance & Banking Trends) of Kyoto Ltd. and Concordia Financial Group Ltd., are often the primary lenders…
Japanese regional bank earnings may lose momentum as government support ends

Japanese regional bank earnings may lose momentum as government support ends

Japan‘s regional banks may not be able to sustain the spurt in their income seen in the April-to-June quarter as they need to step up provisioning for potential bad loans after a government support program ended. Japan‘s regional banks, such as The Bank (Finance & Banking Trends) of Kyoto Ltd. and Concordia Financial Group Ltd., are often the primary lenders…
Japan’s Banking Sector Making Gradual Progress in Fight Against Climate Change

Japan’s Banking Sector Making Gradual Progress in Fight Against Climate Change

By Alexander Jones, International Banker Following in the footsteps of other major central banks escalating their efforts to combat climate change, the Bank (Finance & Banking Trends) of Japan (BoJ) unveiled a new strategy in mid-July to expand funding for activities engaged in this ongoing fight. The scheme aims to support those Japanese financial institutions that extend funding to energy-transition…
Trading in Japanese government bonds is drying up. Does that matter?

Trading in Japanese government bonds is drying up. Does that matter?

NOBODY BOUGHT Japan’s ten-year government bond in over-the-counter trading on August 3rd. Such a lull in the world’s second-largest market for sovereign bonds would once have been remarkable. But in fact this was not even the first time activity dried up. Once-frenetic trading desks in Tokyo have fallen silent over the past half-decade. Listen to this story Your browser does…
Japanese regional bank earnings may lose momentum as government support ends

Japanese regional bank earnings may lose momentum as government support ends

Japan‘s regional banks may not be able to sustain the spurt in their income seen in the April-to-June quarter as they need to step up provisioning for potential bad loans after a government support program ended. Japan‘s regional banks, such as The Bank (Finance & Banking Trends) of Kyoto Ltd. and Concordia Financial Group Ltd., are often the primary lenders…
Japan’s Banking Sector Making Gradual Progress in Fight Against Climate Change

Japan’s Banking Sector Making Gradual Progress in Fight Against Climate Change

By Alexander Jones, International Banker Following in the footsteps of other major central banks escalating their efforts to combat climate change, the Bank (Finance & Banking Trends) of Japan (BoJ) unveiled a new strategy in mid-July to expand funding for activities engaged in this ongoing fight. The scheme aims to support those Japanese financial institutions that extend funding to energy-transition…
Japan’s Mizuho suffers another glitch hitting branches nationwide

Japan’s Mizuho suffers another glitch hitting branches nationwide

Mizuho Bank (Finance & Banking Trends)‘s signboard is pictured in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 25, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Glitch affected branches of banking, trust bank units Latest tech trouble at Japan‘s No.3 lender Bank (Finance & Banking Trends) touted tech investments before series of outages TOKYO, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Mizuho Financial Group’s (8411.T) main banking unit suffered a system glitch…