Search for Mizuho Bank Ltd and
  1. May 21, 2014

    Sterling jumps as stronger retail sales help growth

    Sterling climbed on Wednesday after retail sales data indicated strong consumer activity in April, while Bank of England...

  2. May 1, 2014

    Mizuho head vows to tighten governance in wake of scandals

    The new president of Mizuho Bank has vowed to repair the “damage” caused by a chain of scandals, amid a big corporate...

Special Reports

  1. Investing in Japan 2012

    Inward investment: Japan’s skills and diligence prove their worth Architecture: Tokyo...
Search more Special Reports on this topic.

  1. April 10, 2014

    Low US rates put Yankee bonds in favour

    Foreign companies are flocking to the US debt capital markets to raise funds, taking advantage of low borrowing costs and...

  2. March 17, 2014

    Mizuho Bank added to defendants over Bitcoin exchange collapse

    Japan’s second-biggest banking group by assets has been drawn into a US lawsuit stemming from the collapse of Mt Gox, once...

  3. November 14, 2013

    Japanese banks: lending a hand

    Once upon a time, Japan’s big banks lent more money or less money, made more or less profit and their shares were considered...

  4. October 28, 2013

    Mizuho’s flawed controls opened the door for Yakuza exploitation

    When Mizuho president Yasuhiro Sato offered a deep bow of apology on Monday for weak controls that handed gangsters cash to...

  5. October 17, 2013

    Japanese banks put squeeze on gangsters

    Japanese gangsters are poised for a credit crunch after the country’s top banking lobby declared it was fed up with yakuza...

  6. September 27, 2013

    Mizuho told to cease ‘antisocial’ lending

    Mizuho Bank has been rapped by Japan’s financial regulator for failing to take steps to curb indirect loans to gangsters for...

  7. May 15, 2013

    Japan’s banks lower sights as Abenomics squeezes JGB trading

    Shinzo Abe’s expansionary economic policies may be aimed at bolstering Japan’s global manufacturing groups, but the...

  8. February 24, 2013

    Asian banks win record share of debt deals

    The market share of Asian banks arranging corporate bonds for European and US companies has risen to an all-time high, in a...

  9. December 25, 2012

    Japan to strengthen insider trading rules

    Japan’s financial regulator is to strengthen penalties significantly for insider trading in an effort to regain investor...

  10. November 1, 2012

    StanChart and BBVA join GSifi list

    Standard Chartered and BBVA have joined the global banks that will be required to hold extra capital because of their...

  11. October 30, 2012

    Insular culture blamed for Renesas woes

    A few months ago, financial advisers to Renesas Electronics, the Japanese microcontroller company, reached out to Kohlberg...

  12. October 16, 2012

    Banker’s girlfriends in insider case

    Two women almost doubled their money after allegedly receiving sensitive information from an investment banker whom both...

  13. June 27, 2012

    Nomura chief Watanabe secures re-election

    Nomura Holdings’ shareholders re-elected chief executive Kenichi Watanabe at the annual meeting on Wednesday, despite...

  14. March 8, 2012

    Architecture: Capital city’s skyline takes on a foreign flavour

    Although Japan boasts some of the most highly regarded architects in the world, many of the buildings that define the Tokyo...

  15. February 9, 2012

    Japanese companies invest in Vietnam

    Japanese companies are flocking to Vietnam in record numbers seeking cheap labour and growth markets and business is booming...

  16. November 22, 2011

    Weak links protect banks in China and Japan

    The banks of China and Japan, the world’s second- and third-largest economies, have limited exposure to eurozone sovereign...

  17. November 16, 2011

    Olympus seeks to reassure lenders

    Olympus met its lenders on Wednesday to reassure them that it has sufficient cash flow to repay its loans, as it undergoes...

  18. October 27, 2011

    Trading post: Yen at a postwar peak

    Two recent Trading Posts need revisiting. First, the yen. As Mansoor Mohi-Uddin writes opposite, the Japanese unit this week...

  19. October 3, 2011

    Japan to penalise Citigroup again for lapses

    Japan’s Financial Services Agency is preparing to impose penalties on Citigroup for the fourth time since 2004, after an...

  20. July 21, 2011

    Global banks scored on capital requirements

    Several French and Japanese banks appear to have benefited most from the way global supervisors have decided to calculate...

  21. May 16, 2011

    Japanese groups suffer $25bn earthquake hit

    The March 11 earthquake and tsunami caused Y2,000bn ($25bn) in damage to plant and equipment at Japanese companies and left...

  22. FT Alphaville

    March 17, 2011

    On top of everything, Mizuho bank is having ATM problems

    From Reuters on Thursday: TOKYO, March 17 (Reuters) – Mizuho Bank said its automatic teller machines failed for a second...

  23. February 2, 2011

    Mizuho prop trader launches Ovington fund

    The head of Mizuho’s London proprietary trading team has left the Japanese bank to launch a hedge fund, taking a team of top...

  24. January 19, 2011

    Japan’s banks urged to help SMEs

    Japan’s financial regulator has asked banks to examine the losses incurred by small and medium-sized companies through...

  25. December 2, 2010

    Banks’ asset selling hints at better conditions

    Banks are selling some of the companies they took over from their private equity owners during the financial crisis, such as...

  26. November 12, 2010

    Mizuho buys BlackRock stake for $500m

    Mizuho is buying a 2 per cent stake in BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, for $500m, in the latest move by a...

  27. November 9, 2010

    G20 draws up two-tier bank plan

    Most big Asian banks will be exempted from a global regulatory regime under the latest ­proposal for the industry from the...

  28. September 28, 2010

    BP raises $3.5bn in fresh bonds sale

    BP has returned to capital markets for the first time since its disastrous spill in the Gulf of Mexico, raising $3.5bn...

  29. September 27, 2010

    3i moves into debt investment

    3i has acquired the debt investment business of Japan’s Mizuho bank, adding a third branch of activity to the London-listed...

  30. June 9, 2010

    New Shinsei chief shows long-term vision

    Shinsei, the struggling Japanese bank in which private equity group JC Flowers has a 33 per cent stake, needs another decade...

  31. May 11, 2010

    Inflation worries take toll on Shanghai

    The relief rally in Asia following the €750bn European debt deal fizzled out on Tuesday as investors took profits.Adding to...

  32. March 24, 2010

    Outsized risk and regulation inhibit entrants

    In all the furore over bankers’ bonuses and bulging bank profits in recent months, one big question seems to have been...

  33. January 7, 2010

    Lenders take majority stake in Foxtons

    Foxtons epitomised the London property bubble with its aggressive selling tactics and fleet of brightly coloured Minis...

  34. November 23, 2009

    S&P raises fears over health of some banks

    A study by Standard & Poor’s, one of the world’s leading credit ratings agencies, has raised questions over the...

  35. November 6, 2009

    Sumitomo Trust / Chuo Mitsui

    An ancient pond; a frog jumps in; the splash of water. You don’t have to study the expansive haiku of Matsuo Basho to...

  36. November 6, 2009

    Sumitomo Trust, Chuo Mitsui in merger talks

    Sumitomo Trust & Banking and Chuo Mitsui Trust said on Friday that they were in merger talks to create Japan’s largest trust...

  37. May 12, 2009

    Japan Airlines reports Y63bn loss

    Japan Airlines, Asia’s biggest carrier by revenues, reported a Y63bn ($646m) net loss for the year to March on Tuesday and...

  38. April 26, 2009

    Japan’s deceptive green shoots

    Japan is a cautionary tale for anyone with an eye for green shoots. At least twice in its “lost decade”, fleeting signs of...

Search for Mizuho Bank Ltd and