Capital Markets

Orix to raise 94bn yen through hybrid financing

TOKYO -- Japanese leasing giant Orix will raise 94 billion yen ($855 million) at the end of May through 60-year hybrid loans in order to strengthen its financial base and invest in growth fields.Orix will ink deals with 28 financial companies, includ...

  • JGBs flat amid lack of fresh Ttading cues

    TOKYO (DowJones) --Japanese government bonds were almost flat Monday, amid a lack of fresh trading cues.The benchmark 10-year JGB yield was up 0.005 percentage point at minus 0.105% around 0600 GMT.Lead JGB futures finished down 0.06 at 151.75.

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    Watchdog tightens offshore derivative rules to stem illegal money inflow

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- India has tightened rules on offshore derivatives, as it seeks to plug potential sources of illegal money flowing into the nation's financial markets.The Securities and Exchange Board of India, in line with recommendations from a...

  • JGBs Up After Selling On Fed Rate Expectations

    TOKYO (DowJones)--Japanese government bonds bounced back Friday, with dip-buying kicking in after heavy selling Thursday on expectations for an early rate increase by the U.S.Federal Reserve. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield was down 0.025 percentage ...

  • JGBs lower after positive Japan GDP

    TOKYO (Dow Jones) -- Japanese government bonds were lower Wednesday, as unexpectedly strong Japanese economic growth in the January-March quarter hurt hopes for more monetary easing from the Bank of Japan.The benchmark 10-year JGB yield was up 0.010 ...

  • ANA to raise 10bn yen in bond sale

    TOKYO -- Japan's ANA Holdings, the parent of All Nippon Airways, is expected to raise about 10 billion yen ($91.5 million) in a sale of 15- or 20-year debt as early as this month, taking advantage of low domestic interest rates for long-term borrowin...

  • JGBs flat after five-year bond auction results

    TOKYO (Dow Jones) --Japanese government bonds were nearly unchanged Tuesday after the confirmation of uneventful results from a five-year JGB auction earlier in the session.The benchmark 10-year JGB yield was unchanged at minus 0.115% around 0600 GMT...

  • Credit downgrades strike Japan Inc.

    TOKYO -- Credit rating agencies have taken a dim view of many Japanese companies of late, with a global economic slowdown and a flurry of scandals perceived as eroding corporate finances and earning power.Japan's Rating and Investment Information low...

  • Chinese banks' bad debt soars 41%

    SHANGHAI -- Nonperforming loans at China's commercial banks jumped 41.7% from a year earlier to 1.39 trillion yuan ($213 billion) as of March-end, the China Banking Regulatory Commission said Thursday.The ratio of bad debt to overall lending also cli...

  • Long-term JGBs slightly higher ahead of 30-year bond auction

    TOKYO (Dow Jones) -- The long-term Japanese government bonds were a tad higher Wednesday, with investors sitting on their hands ahead of the results from a 30-year JGB auction scheduled Thursday.The benchmark 10-year JGB yield fell to minus 0.105% ar...

  • BOJ starts offloading legacy of bygone stock-buying program

    TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan has begun selling equities it bought from commercial banks in the previous decade to ease anxiety over the financial sector, offsetting these divestments with extra purchases of exchange-traded funds.The book value of these...

  • JGBs edge lower, taking cues from Nikkei, US yields

    TOKYO (Reuters) -- Japanese government bonds edged down on Monday as Japanese equities firmed, though trading was cautious ahead of the next day's 10-year auction.The Nikkei stock index ended up 0.7 percent, as the yen moved away from an 18-month hig...

  • Commentary

    Carla Hoorweg -- Building an Asia-wide fund market

    APEC's Asia Region Funds Passport will create cross-border marketing opportunities for players willing to think outside the box, says Carla Hoorweg

  • Japan insurers flock to foreign bonds as BOJ kills golden geese

    TOKYO -- Japan's leading life and nonlife insurance companies plan to increase their foreign bond purchases, as the Bank of Japan's negative rate policy has made it impossible to generate sufficient returns from their staple investment in Japanese go...

  • Moody's warns 1MDB default could weigh on Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Moody's Investors Service said a Malaysian state fund's failure to pay the interest on a $1.75 billion bond has weighed on the country's liability and may dampen its efforts to rein in its budget deficit. State fund 1Malaysia Deve...

  • Long-term JGBs higher after BOJ operations, Nikkei weakness

    TOKYO--Long-term Japanese government bonds were higher on Tuesday, with the Bank of Japan's JGB buying operations contributing to tight market conditions and the weakness in Tokyo stocks stoking demand for safe haven assets. The 10-year JGB yield...

  • Global borrowers start looking to Japan's lenders

    TOKYO -- Overseas companies are stepping up efforts to raise funds in Japan as conditions are favorable to borrow money at low costs. Japan's banks raised slightly more than $2.6 billion in fiscal 2015, with the number of deals standing at 14, un...

  • JGBs Fall on Profit-Taking

    TOKYO(Dow Jones) -- Japanese government bonds were lower across the board on Monday, as the recent market rally prompted investors to lock in profits. The 10-year JGB yield rose 0.050 point to minus 0.075% around 0600 GMT. Bond yields move invers...

  • Argentina hopes credit market comeback ignites foreign investment

    SAO PAULO -- Argentina has accessed international credit markets for the first time since its 2001 sovereign default as the center-right government of President Mauricio Macri continues to move the country away from the leftist economic policies that...

  • Yields on 5-year JGBs decline amid monetary easing hopes

    TOKYO -- Yields on five-year Japanese government bonds are sinking deeper into negative territory as expectations of fresh monetary easing keep demand robust. The yield on newly issued five-year JGBs came to minus 0.24% at the market's close Tues...