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Asia-Pacific wealth: 6.4% of Japanese will be 'wealthy' by 2004

Published By Datamonitor
06 Mar 2002
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Expert View

Bank of Japan hoping to boost economy by encouraging investment in private businesses

Despite recent figures indicating that the Japanese economy is performing well, weak domestic consumption has left growth dependent upon unstable demand from Asian countries for high-tech and automotive goods. As a result, the Bank of Japan has announced plans to lend JPY3 trillion to commercial banks to invest in private businesses in a bid to stimulate the economy on a more long-term scale.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jun 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Biometric banking technology: the future is now

In an attempt to offer increased convenience and protection to customers, the Japanese Bankers Association has announced plans to establish a standardized biometric customer identification system. If the technology proves successful, other banks may follow suit, although numerous concerns need to be overcome before this can become a reality.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jul 2005
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Expert View

Citibank's retreat opens up Japanese mass affluent space

Of all the markets that Citibank is withdrawing customer operations from, the retreat from Japan will have the most impact on the mass affluent space.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Oct 2014
CommentWire
CommentWire

Deutsche Bank: catch them if you can

Deutsche Bank [DB] is planning to raise an additional $1.5 billion in Japanese hedge fund assets over the next three years. In a break from past norms, it will work with Japanese banks and brokers to assist in selling its funds. Given the potential of the market, Deutsche Bank should be optimistic about catching up with rivals that have more established footprints in the region.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Sep 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

HSBC / Korea First Bank: foreign players will steady Korean ship

The last few years have been turbulent ones for South Korea's banking sector following a consumer spending boom turned sour. Yet the great interest evoked by Newbridge Capital's sale of its stake in KFB shows the market is turning a corner, with foreign players now keen to invest in the market. The presence of these players should ensure greater stability going forward.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Nov 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Japan Post: a lucrative opportunity - for a bank with the cash

Radical plans to privatize Japan Post from April 2007 were announced yesterday. The Japanese postal service is the world's largest financial institution with savings deposits of $2,095 billion and some 25,000 branches. Its likely privatization is a daunting prospect for local competitors.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Apr 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Merrill Lynch: renewed hope with the rising sun

Merrill Lynch [MER] and Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group (MTFG) are in the latter stages of negotiations to establish a private banking and brokerage joint venture in Japan. If the deal goes through it will represent a compelling combination, and provide Merrill with unprecedented access to the enormous Japanese wealth market.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2005
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CommentWire

Mizuho: when east meets west

Japan's Mizuho [8411.TO] bank has announced new links with US-based banks Wachovia [WB], Bank of New York [BK] and Wells Fargo [WFC]. Mizuho will use the links to develop a range of investment and retail products. More importantly though, Mizuho also plans to establish a private bank, but it will need to find a specialist wealth management partner to avoid over-stretching its capabilities.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Mobile payments: jury's still out

NTT DoCoMo is to trial a credit card linked mobile payment service in June. However, it may be found that the new payment system fails to present a strong enough business case. Conversely, there seems to be much more room for success in the micro-payments market. Yet even that niche will prove difficult to crack.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2003

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