Opinion on Financial Services in Japan

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Abenomics spurring Japanese wealth M&A

Divergent views on Japan are resulting in motivated sellers and willing buyers. Societe Generale has become the latest foreign player to sell out of Japan's wealth management market, but Datamonitor doubts it will be the last.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2013
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Asia Pacific wealth: burgeoning market for philanthropic services

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jul 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

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

Published By Datamonitor
06 Mar 2002
Expert View
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
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
Expert View
Expert View

India climbs into the top 10 wealth markets list

The global wealth market declined in 2011 after two years of robust recovery, with the eurozone sovereign crisis, natural calamities, and stock market volatility taking their toll. Uncertainty about the future of the euro and the worsening of the sovereign crisis in Europe are predicted to cause continuing problems, but many emerging markets are expected to continue marching ahead.

Published By Datamonitor
29 May 2012
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
Expert View
Expert View

JCB learns from experience with new mobile wallet

The JCB Mobile Wallet will require significant long-term investment to garner any real payoffs - particularly with regards to its features and offers - as nearly half of Japanese consumers currently have a mobile wallet but do not use it.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Nov 2012

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