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    1. May 18, 2014

      Takafumi Horie – return of Japan’s enfant terrible

      It is obvious that Takafumi Horie would rather not talk about the past. When conversation turns to the 21 months he spent in...

    2. January 20, 2012

      Olympus keeps TSE listing despite scandal

      Olympus, the Japanese camera maker at the centre of a $1.7bn accounting scandal, will continue to trade on the Tokyo Stock...

    1. January 10, 2012

      Olympus: the beginning of the end

      Lawsuits and share rallies don’t usually go together. But Olympus is, alas, no longer a normal company. Its shares leapt by...

    2. December 14, 2011

      TSE examines Olympus’s ‘material effect’

      Olympus, the scandal-hit maker of optical equipment, may have averted automatic delisting from the Tokyo Stock Exchange by...

    3. November 15, 2011

      Olympus: negative image

      Like most stock exchanges, Tokyo is fond of blathering about buyers and sellers meeting each other in a civilised fashion,...

    4. October 27, 2011

      Good luck changing Japanese business

      There’s a way of doing business in Japan and, if you make it to the rank of chief executive as a foreigner, you follow it –...

    5. April 26, 2011

      Livedoor founder will serve time for fraud

      Takafumi Horie, one of Japan’s best known and controversial internet entrepreneurs, is going to jail after the Supreme Court...

    6. June 17, 2010

      Rakuten acquires French shopping site

      Rakuten, operator of Japan’s largest online shopping site, is taking a further step in its global expansion with its first...

    7. April 13, 2010

      Livedoor sold to S Korean web portal

      One of the most gripping rags-to-riches-to-rags stories in modern Japanese history came to an end yesterday when the...

    8. April 12, 2010

      Livedoor sold to S Korean internet portal

      One of the most gripping rags-to-riches-to-rags story in modern Japanese history came to an end on Monday when the internet...

    9. August 24, 2009

      Tokyo tightens practice on Mothers market

      The Tokyo Stock Exchange is planning to introduce a new rule to enforce good business practice on companies listed on its...

    10. August 24, 2009

      Tokyo Stock Exchange

      Some Mothers do ’ave em. The Mothers segment of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the so-called “market of the high-growth and...

    11. September 9, 2008

      Traders twiddle as London Stock Exchange shuts

      Stacy-Marie Ishmael and Neil Hume in London London's stockbrokers were forced to twiddle their thumbs on Monday, as trading...

    12. September 8, 2008

      Outage leads traders to rethink single system

      London’s stockbrokers were forced to twiddle their thumbs on Monday, as trading on the main stock exchange shut down....

    13. September 8, 2008

      Value of Japanese stock listings tumbles to 16-year low

      Japanese stock listings have hit a 16-year low and the chances of improved activity look bleak as companies are put off...

    14. September 7, 2008

      Bleak outlook for Tokyo IPO climate

      Japanese stock listings have hit a 16-year low and the chances of improved activity look bleak as companies are put off...

    15. September 2, 2008

      Broccoli boom

      People are rational and markets are efficient – any economist will tell you so. Tuesday’s 21 per cent surge in the shares of...

    16. July 26, 2008

      Horie loses his appeal over fraud

      Takafumi Horie, the internet entrepreneur, lost his appeal against a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for securities...

    17. July 26, 2008

      Livedoor ex-chief's sentence for fraud upheld

      Takafumi Horie, the internet entrepreneur, lost his appeal against a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for securities...

    18. July 25, 2008

      Livedoor founder loses appeal

      Takafumi Horie, the internet entrepreneur, lost his appeal against a 2½ year jail sentence for securities fraud.Tokyo’s High...

    19. July 23, 2008

      Technical hitch again halts Tokyo derivatives trading

      The Tokyo Stock Exchange, Asia's largest bourse, has suffered a further blow to its reputation after a systems glitch...

    20. July 22, 2008

      Glitch forces TSE to halt derivatives trading

      The Tokyo Stock Exchange, Asia’s largest bourse, has suffered a further blow to its reputation after a systems glitch on...

    21. June 19, 2008

      Japanese real estate

      An eerie hush is descending over Roppongi Hills, one of Tokyo's glitziest skyscrapers and home to investment banks and...

    22. June 18, 2008

      Japanese real estate

      An eerie hush is descending over Roppongi Hills, one of Tokyo’s glitziest skyscrapers and home to investment banks and...

    23. FT Alphaville

      May 13, 2008

      Morgan Stanley fund lifts stake in Livedoor

      A Morgan Stanley fund has become the biggest shareholder in Livedoor, the internet start-up that was at the centre of one of...

    24. May 13, 2008

      M Stanley boosts Livedoor stake

      A Morgan Stanley fund has become the biggest shareholder in Livedoor, the internet start-up that was at the centre of one...

    25. May 12, 2008

      Morgan Stanley fund lifts stake in Livedoor

      A Morgan Stanley fund has become the biggest shareholder in Livedoor, the internet start-up that was at the centre of one of...

    26. May 9, 2008

      Legg Mason expects leg up

      Even by the standards of Japan funds, Legg Mason Japan Equity has performed badly in recent years. The £68m open-ended...

    27. March 18, 2008

      Hedge funds: Deals freeze, assets plunge

      Life used to be easy for hedge funds in Japan. Regulation was light and there was a no-brainer strategy – go long on...

    28. December 28, 2007

      JSDA in talks on selling Jasdaq holding

      The Japan Securities Dealers Association has opened talks to sell the Jasdaq Securities Exchange to the Osaka Securities...

    29. August 24, 2007

      MBK marks Japan debut with Yayoi deal

      MBK Partners, the South Korean private equity firm set up by a former Carlyle executive, clinched its first Japanese deal...

    30. July 20, 2007

      Activist investor fined and jailed

      Yoshiaki Murakami, Japan's best-known activist investor, was yesterday sentenced to two years in prison and fined a record...

    31. FT Alphaville

      July 19, 2007

      Former high-flyer Murakami jailed

      Japanese fund manager and formerly high-profile activist investor Yoshiaki Murakami was sentenced to two years in prison and...

    32. July 19, 2007

      Murakami convicted of insider trading

      Yoshiaki Murakami, Japan’s best-known activist investor, has been sentenced to two years in prison and fined a record...

    33. July 3, 2007

      Tighter scrutiny slows pace of IPOs

      The value of Japan’s initial public offering market dropped in the first half of this year to $1.7bn, the lowest level of...

    34. June 26, 2007

      Japanese small-caps in foreign ownership hit 23%

      Foreign ownership of companies listed on Japan's main small-cap market quadrupled in the year to March despite falling...

    35. June 25, 2007

      Jasdaq foreign ownership soars

      Foreign ownership of companies listed on Japan’s main small cap market quadrupled in the year to March in spite of falling...

    36. June 25, 2007

      Boldness pays off for investors in Japanese small-caps

      Foreigners are the only people interested in buying disaster-prone Japanese small-caps, judging by figures showing a...

    37. June 15, 2007

      Tokyo stocks continue rise on yen weakness

      Japanese large and mid-cap shares rose on Friday, gaining from an overnight rise in US shares and a further weakening in the...

    38. June 13, 2007

      Steel Partners takes on Bull-Dog

      Steel Partners, the US activist hedge fund fighting for control of Japan’s Bull-Dog Sauce, asked a Tokyo court on Wednesday...

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