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  1. LNG market participants shun Japanese forwards

    The total number of counterparties that have signed up is believed to be in the high teens, with Switzerland-based trading house Vitol the only non-Japanese player. A new Japanese forward contract for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is off to a slow...

  2. Japan trust business helps BNY Mellon to Asia award

    One Japanese client who used BNY Mellon's tri-party collateral services as part of a deal to lend out a Japanese government bond in return for global equities from the borrowers, was particularly impressed with the bank's reputation as a...

  3. Social Media Around the World: Current Trends and Future Growth

    Twitter is rapidly gaining popularity in Japan, but local Japanese sites like Mixi and Gree still maintain dominance over the social media market, according to online statistics firm Socialbakers. One key to the success of Chinese social media...

  4. Timing is Everything in Global Search Marketing

    Similarly, most of Japan takes off a week in April for "Golden Week," resulting in many Japanese going on vacations away from home. For example, in Japan, Hong Kong, India, and the United Kingdom, the government and many corporate fiscal years...

  5. Martin Currie Absolute Return Fund - Japan Fund: Martin Currie Investment Management

    First on the list is the idea Japanese companies have low levels of profitability. Misconception four is that Japanese companies have inflexible workforces. The unwinding of cross shareholdings means investors are now the majority owners of most...

  6. Sovereign CDSs hit record highs

    Japanese firms also took a big hit today; the cost of protection on steel manufacturer Kobe Steel increased to 295bp from 250bp as it warned of huge increases in fourth-quarter losses. In Asia, CDSs on Japanese firms were the most actively traded...

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  7. Damage limitation

    The second chapter is by Charles Scawthorn and also looks at catastrophe risk, first from a Japanese point of view, then using specific schemes from the rest of the world. The chapter concentrates on agricultural insurance, in which China is...

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  8. Structured squeeze

    Japanese credit For the past two years, some Japanese mega-banks have been focusing on risk management using CDOs," adds Fukushi. On a smaller scale, there have been CDOs backed by loans to Japanese SMEs, often structured using the securitisation...

  9. Lehman goes green in Japan

    The National Registry System was developed in 2002 to help the Japanese government establish its domestic rules of emission trading systems. Up to this point, only domestic Japanese trading houses had accounts at the registry.

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  10. Talking point - New securitisation markets

    The case of Japan which is looking to monetise some assets this year should be viewed positively even in the current environment because the Japanese financial system has been quite isolated from the subprime crisis and the search for public...

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