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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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