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MOVES-Greenhill names Hiroshi Minoura Japan managing director

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

New York-based investment bank Greenhill & Co Inc appointed Hiroshi Minoura president and managing director of Greenhill Japan. Minoura will be based in Tokyo and join [...]
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Japan unveils its largest warship since World War II

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) has taken delivery of the Izumo, the largest Japanese military vessel to see service since World War II. The warship was [...]
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Japan’s Panasonic says ready for $8.4 billion M&A spree as profit jumps

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese electronics supplier Panasonic Corp said it was ready to spend 1 trillion yen ($8.4 billion) on acquisitions over the next four years, emboldened by a stronger [...]
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BOJ Harada: Hard to see 2 pct inflation, 2-yr timeframe as ‘rigid’ goals

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

New Bank of Japan board member Yutaka Harada said on Thursday it is difficult, and even impossible, to consider the central bank’s 2 percent inflation target and the [...]
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JGBs steady after smooth 2-year auction

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bonds were mostly steady on Thursday, after a sale of two-year notes went as investors had expected. The Ministry of Finance offered 2.5 trillion yen [...]
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Japan should be flexible in Australian submarine tender: retired Japanese admiral

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

At least some of Australia’s new submarine fleet should be built in the country, an influential retired Japanese admiral said on Thursday, signaling a possible [...]
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Japan core consumer inflation grinds to halt, keeps Bank of Japan pressured

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s annual core consumer inflation ground to a halt in February, the first time it has stopped rising in nearly two years, keeping the central bank under pressure [...]
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Japan’s Nikkei slides on profit-taking before quarter’s end

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Nikkei stock average gave up earlier gains and slid on Friday, hurt by profit-taking before the quarter’s end. Futures-led selling by players such as [...]
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Japan still cautious on AIIB, to keep in contact with US

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan remains cautious about joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Finance minister Taro Aso said on Friday, as a March 31 deadline draws near [...]
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe calls time on long working hours

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s famously long working hours will get a shakeup this summer, the government announced Friday, with prime minister Shinzo Abe pushing early starts and [...]
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Japan nears deflation as consumer prices stop rising

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Annual core consumer inflation in Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, stopped rising for the first time in nearly two years in February. The core consumer price [...]
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Abe bids to end economic burden

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Yet after two years of Abe’s programme, there is a growing impatience for results and a sense that time is running short. The joke among corporate leaders in Tokyo is [...]
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Why Japan Inc doesn’t believe in Abenomics

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Tokyo stock prices are at fifteen-year highs, but Japanese corporations remain pessimistic about the country’s growth potential as Abenomics has fallen short of [...]
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Japan Shares Rise on Bargain Hunting

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Bargain hunting pushed Japan’s shares slightly higher Friday, although concerns about the US economy, as well as uncertainty ahead of expected comments from US Federal [...]
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Japan’s Zero Inflation a Setback for Abenomics

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

The core gauge of Japanese consumer prices was flat from a year earlier in February, deepening worries Japan is heading back toward deflation two years after its central bank [...]
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