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In this issue

With no end in sight for sluggish growth, the migration of financial institutions overseas has only just begun

Industry finds it difficult to regain confidence

With no end in sight for sluggish growth, the migration of Japan’s financial institutions overseas has only just begun, writes Michiyo Nakamoto

Oversight: All parts of corporate sector come to the regulator’s attention

Companies are being scrutinised without fear or favour, says Paul J Davies

Real estate: Gentle recovery in property after four years in the dumps

Analysts have called the bottom of the market, writes Jonathan Soble

Retail corporate bonds: More interest paid in a stable return

Ben McLannahan finds enthusiasm for local companies

Reconstruction: ‘Rebuilding takes more than money’

Financier finds biggest obstacle is the lack of an overall recovery plan, says Jonathan Soble

Equities: Tough market is happy hunting ground for some

Ben McLannahan says there are hidden gems if you know where to look

Project finance: Focus turns to overseas opportunities

Banks want to offset dependence on lending at home, says Michiyo Nakamoto

Case study: Mitsubishi/Morgan Stanley tie-up

Paul J Davies looks at the performance of a joint venture

The salaryman: Uncertain future shapes lunchtime behaviour as incomes dwindle

Workers are saving, not spending, says Michiyo Nakamoto