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    1. September 22, 2014

      Local banks on shortlist to buy Citi’s Japan unit

      Citigroup has drawn up a shortlist of four domestic lenders as potential buyers for its retail banking business in Japan,...

    2. February 26, 2014

      General Electric finalises exit from Japanese consumer finance

      General Electric has drawn a line under its foray into consumer finance in Japan by agreeing to pay Y175bn ($1.7bn) to...

    1. April 10, 2013

      BoJ deflation war begets curious results

      Japanese companies that borrow money from Mizuho Corporate Bank, one of the country’s largest lenders, received a small but...

    2. February 25, 2013

      Global sell-off on fears of Italian instability

      Monday 22:15 GMT. Global stock markets sold off, with the S&P 500 recording its biggest one-day drop since November as...

    3. January 4, 2013

      European bargains harder to find

      US private equity investors,have tried to replicate abroad the returns they delivered at home, where they bought failed...

    4. December 11, 2012

      Tokyo loses out as foreign banks refocus

      Standard Chartered has welcomed Japan’s wealthy over the years at its stylishly decorated branch in central Tokyo. But the...

    5. November 23, 2012

      RBS – buyout prowlers

      Is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Private equity groups seem to think so. JC Flowers, AnaCap Financial and...

    6. October 16, 2012

      SoftBank rally helps lift Tokyo’s Nikkei

      Tokyo’s Nikkei index bounced strongly on Tuesday as dealmakers at telecoms group SoftBank reassured investors their shares...

    7. October 11, 2012

      European banks committed to Asian stakes

      European banks are resisting pressure to sell their stakes in listed Asian banks, despite cutting lending to the region and...

    8. September 24, 2012

      Japan’s ‘salarymen’ see pocket money cut

      Japan’s “salarymen” have suffered a sharp cut in personal disposable income over recent years, says a survey by Shinsei...

    9. July 26, 2012

      Tokyo financials help break Asian losing run

      Asian stocks improved on Thursday, breaking a four-day losing streak as valuations were low enough to tempt investors back...

    10. July 20, 2012

      Bank losses leave Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lower

      Tokyo led Asian indices lower on Friday as Japanese bank stocks tumbled amid investigations into the part played by domestic...

    11. May 24, 2012

      Cerberus faces new obstacle at Aozora

      Cerberus’s efforts to exit Aozora Bank, more than a decade after the private equity firm’s initial investment in the...

    12. May 24, 2012

      Asia mixed as sentiment remains uncertain

      Asia markets were mixed after Wednesday’s slide with investors looking for signals that Europe can remedy its debt crisis...

    13. May 8, 2012

      Shinsei suffers sharp income fall

      Shinsei Bank reported a sharp drop in consolidated net income for the year to March 2012 to Y6.4bn, compared with Y42.6bn...

    14. April 25, 2012

      Flowers leaves US for London berth

      Christopher Flowers, the veteran private equity investor, has moved to London from the US, seeing a shift in the balance of...

    15. March 16, 2012

      Profit-taking leaves Asian rally on pause

      Asian shares took a breather as investors pocketed profits from the recent rally, but Tokyo’s rebound continued even though...

    16. March 14, 2012

      Weaker yen boosts Japan’s exporters

      Asian stocks rose as investors took heart from upbeat US economic data and favourable stress test results for US banks,...

    17. January 31, 2012

      Scent of scandal returns to haunt JC Flowers

      Christopher Flowers, the former Goldman Sachs banker who made his name with a $1bn profit from investing in Japan’s Shinsei...

    18. January 31, 2012

      Hang Seng has best January in 16 years

      Asian shares climbed after reports that stuttering progress had been made in debt talks with Greece’s creditors, helping...

    19. FT Alphaville

      November 25, 2011

      Overnight markets: Down

      The MSCI Asia Pacific index fell 0.3 per cent as banks, commodity producers and exporters were all hit by increasing...

    20. November 10, 2011

      Shinsei: getting its mojo back

      There’s a lot you can learn from a bank’s decision to forgo the call option for early redemption of its lower tier two...

    21. November 9, 2011

      Olympus’s deceit was dishonourable

      The goings-on at Olympus were baffling three weeks ago. Michael Woodford, the Japanese company’s British president, was...

    22. October 27, 2011

      Tokyo shares lifted as BoJ extends asset purchases

      Asian stocks climbed strongly as European leaders in Brussels reached a deal to reduce Greek debt, while investors in Tokyo...

    23. October 21, 2011

      Bain pays Y160bn for Skylark restaurant chain

      Bain Capital has bought a Japanese restaurant chain for Y160bn (£1.3bn, $2.1bn) in what is the country’s biggest private...

    24. September 30, 2011

      SMFG launches $1.1bn move on affiliate Promise

      Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has launched a takeover bid to assume control of Promise, an affiliate, in a significant...

    25. September 14, 2011

      Seoul slides after Samsung unveils sale

      A rebound for Asian markets on Wednesday quickly stalled, with South Korean shares leading the drop as investors played...

    26. September 5, 2011

      Export slowdown fear hits Asia

      Asian shares sank as a disappointing US job report fuelled concerns about the severity of the global slowdown, pounding...

    27. September 5, 2011

      Stark resignation sends shares tumbling

      Friday 21.15 BST. News of the resignation of a top European central banker sent global markets sharply lower, as fears rise...

    28. August 29, 2011

      Dealmaking activity elevates Asian financials

      Asian financial stocks led the region’s equities indices higher on Monday, as signs of dealmaking activity in the sector in...

    29. August 11, 2011

      Turbulent Asia stocks mount late rally

      Asian stocks fell on Thursday as turbulence on global markets persisted, but a number of the region’s indices notched up...

    30. August 5, 2011

      ICBC and Shinsei lead financials lower

      The sell-off in global markets hit Asian stocks hard this week as the region’s banks slid under the weight of the heavy...

    31. June 22, 2011

      Shinsei in ‘revolutionary’ boost to consumer lending

      Shinsei Bank, in which JC Flowers owns a 27.67 per cent stake, is taking over the consumer lending business of its...

    32. FT Alphaville

      May 31, 2011

      Creditors take reins at Tokyo Star Bank

      Lone Star, the US investment fund, Shinsei Bank and other creditors of Tokyo Star Bank are taking over control of the...

    33. May 30, 2011

      Creditors take reins at Tokyo Star Bank

      Lone Star, the US investment fund, Shinsei Bank and other lenders are taking over control of the Tokyo Star Bank from...

    34. April 11, 2011

      A&P named preferred bidder for Takefuji

      South Korea’s largest consumer finance group, A&P Financial, has seen off Cerberus and TPG for exclusive negotiating rights...

    35. FT Alphaville

      March 1, 2011

      JC Flowers backs Shinsei raising

      JC Flowers, the US-based private equity group, is making a new investment in Shinsei Bank, taking up about a quarter of new...

    36. March 1, 2011

      JC Flowers backs Shinsei fundraising

      JC Flowers, the private equity group, is making a new investment in Shinsei Bank, taking up about a quarter of new shares to...

    37. January 24, 2011

      Lone Star in talks over Japanese lender

      Lone Star, the US distressed debt specialist, and other creditors are in advanced talks with Advantage Partners to take...

    38. January 10, 2011

      Learning to cultivate a global mindset

      Differing viewpoints: students share views with Maria Bartiromo and Paul Volcker (both seated) The study of culture – once...

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