Latest Intelligence on Financial Services in Japan

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ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Wealth management: Japan has the most rising stars

Published By Datamonitor
03 May 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UBS: Citigroup's woes could be wealth management opportunity

UBS' [UBS] results show a 37% increase in UBS Wealth Management's pre-tax profits for the first nine months of 2004, with record levels of invested assets and continued investment in expansion and recruitment. Having returned to the Japanese market during Citigroup's [C] recent regulatory troubles there, the wealth manager now has a significant opportunity that could propel it to greater heights.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Nov 2004
Expert View
Expert View

There is still wealth in Japan

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has become the third international bank to pull out of the Japanese private wealth management market, announcing the sale of its stake in its joint venture with Mitsubishi UFJ. Japan is tough for foreign banks but is still the largest Asian private banking market, with high net worth assets forecast to grow.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Dec 2012
CommentWire
CommentWire

Sony: banking on "digital dream kids"

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jun 2001
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Savings & investments: China to grow at 11.8%

Published By Datamonitor
21 Mar 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Royal & SunAlliance: blue skies ahead

Improved financial results and the sale of its Japanese business to AIG [AIG] have capped Royal & SunAlliance's [RSA.L] rehabilitation. The turnaround in its fortunes reflects the company's determination to concentrate on its core operations by selling many disparate parts of the group and exiting the life sector. This new-found discipline should stand it in good stead for the future.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Nov 2004
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PayPal hit by regulations again, halts personal payments in Japan

PayPal recently announced that as of March 31 customers in Japan are no longer able to make personal payments to individuals using the company's 'send money' service and that the facility would remain suspended until further notice. It is possible that, by attracting regulatory attention, PayPal's very success is playing into the hands of competing firms.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2010
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Online commerce: creating opportunities for new type of cooperation in combating fraud

The growth in online commerce is creating opportunities for fraudsters and this in turn calls for a new type of cooperation between consumers, merchants, and card-issuing banks. For banks, this means that educating the customer and the merchant is becoming as important as directly targeting compromised accounts, particularly given the magnitude of recent security breaches in the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Aug 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

NTT DoCoMo: mobile phones and ATMs

The ATM sector is hot at the moment, with a number of interesting developments taking place across the world. DoCoMo's plan to integrate mobile phones and ATMs aims to capitalize upon the high levels of usage of mobile technologies in Japan. Japan may well be a test case for the rest of the world.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jul 2002
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NTT DOCOMO's virtual prepaid card faces usage struggle

NTT DOCOMO's new virtual Visa prepaid card service for online shoppers will require considerable long-term investment to garner any real payoffs, as there is a general unwillingness to use prepaid online in Japan.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Sep 2013

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