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Japan’s banks hit growth plateau

September 1, 2021

Japan’s banks held on in a volatile environment but saw little capital growth. 

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Asian banks ramp up regional expansion drives

August 18, 2021

In the face of saturated local markets, banks in Japan, South Korea and Singapore are increasingly looking elsewhere in the region.

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Japan seeks to shake off cash

August 2, 2021

Japan’s digital payments vision has been slow to get off the ground.

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Corporate default risk on the rise in Japan

May 14, 2021

As some sectors struggle, banks’ provisions for loan losses are equivalent to just 0.3% of assets.

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Developed market banks ‘can withstand higher defaults’

December 10, 2020

G-SIBs can afford core capital ratios to fall by 5 percentage points before eating into capital buffers, according to Capital Economics.

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Redrawing Asia’s trade maps

October 1, 2020

As Asia grapples with the aftermath of Covid-19, previous challenges have returned to the fore. 

Top 1000 World Banks - Mitsubishi UFJ top again as Japan’s banks report losses

July 1, 2019

While last year's line-up of Japan's banks looks familiar, the underlying numbers tell a less cheerful story. 

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Japan looks to Africa to offset stagnant domestic market

April 1, 2019

Lacking both resources and a youthful population, Japan is targeting African countries' nascent markets and plentiful commodities with generous development finance and infrastructure partnerships. Adrienne Klasa reports.

Japanese savers need to embrace risk to see return

April 1, 2019

Ageing populations are a challenge for countries across the developed world, none more so than Japan.

Japan’s banks set sights abroad

February 21, 2019

Facing a sluggish economy, Japanese banks are looking overseas in their quest for growth, and their south-east Asian neighbours in particular have seen an influx of investment. 

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