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Akamai, MUFG Tie-up to Bring Blockchain-Based Payment System

2018-05-23 zacks
Akamai Technologies (AKAM - Free Report) joined forces with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG - Free Report) to deliver a new hyper-scale online payment network in Japan by first half of 2020. The payment network will be designed and deployed on Akamai Intelligent Platform and leverage blockchain architecture.

 
Japan’s earnings reports mostly disappoint, but analysts see hope ahead

2018-05-22 japantimes.co.jp
With Japan’s quarterly reporting period almost over, one analyst summed up the general feeling about companies’ profit performance.

 
Why Barclays Mortgage Deal is Not a Sign to Enter Ireland

2018-05-21 zacks
Last week, Barclays (BCS - Free Report) acquired £4.3 billion ($5.8 billion) worth of Irish residential mortgage loans from Lloyds Banking Group (LYG - Free Report) . The portfolio comprises around 27,000 mortgages, originated between 2004 and 2010. Of the total loans acquired, nearly £300 million are impaired. Mortgage loan portfolio incurred a pre-tax loss of roughly £40 million in 2017. Notably, Lloyds is expected to record £110 million in pre-tax loss on the deal in second-quarter 2018.

 
MOVES-MUFG names Lindenberg as head of investment banking for Americas

2018-05-17 reuters
May 17 (Reuters) - Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc said on Thursday Jon Lindenberg has been promoted to head of investment banking for the Americas.

 
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. 2017 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

2018-05-17 seekingalpha
The following slide deck was published by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. in conjunction with their 2017 Q4 earnings call.

 
Nikkei rises as financials, tech shares rally

2018-05-17 reuters
TOKYO, May 17 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average rose on Thursday after Wall Street gained overnight, with financial stocks rallying on an increase in U.S. bond yields while tech shares attracted buyers after the yen weakened.

 
Nikkei rises in line with Wall Street gains; financials rally

2018-05-17 reuters
TOKYO, May 17 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average followed U.S. stocks higher on Thursday morning after Wall Street gained overnight, with financial stocks rallying on an increase in U.S. bond yields.

 
Sumitomo Mitsui Signals It May Curb Coal-Fired Power Financing - Bloomberg

2018-05-16 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

 
Nikkei falls as US yield spikes, MUFG tumbles after earnings

2018-05-16 reuters
TOKYO, May 16 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks edged lower on Wednesday as sentiment was knocked by a surge in U.S. Treasury yields to seven-year highs and after Pyongyang called off talks with Seoul, throwing a major U.S.-North Korean summit into question.

 
Nikkei falls as US yield spike, North Korea worries weigh; MUFG tumbles

2018-05-16 reuters
TOKYO, May 16 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks edged lower on Wednesday morning as sentiment was knocked by a surge in U.S. Treasury yields to seven-year highs and after Pyongyang called off talks with Seoul, throwing a major U.S.-North Korean summit into question.

 
Mitsubishi UFJ (MUFG) Reports Impressive Earnings in FY17

2018-05-15 zacks
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG - Free Report) reported profits attributable to owners of parent for fiscal 2017 (ended Mar 31), of ¥989.6 billion ($8.9 billion), up 6.8% year over year. Notably, results exceeded the company’s target of ¥950 billion. For the period under review, low credit costs and strong capital drove the results, while elevated general & administrative expenses, decreased gross profits and decline in net interest income acted as headwinds.

 
Nikkei drops in choppy trade; Toshiba up on chip unit sale

2018-05-15 reuters
TOKYO, May 15 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks pulled back from a recent 3-1/2 month high on Tuesday, hit by profit-taking, though bank shares staged a rally on hopes of strong earnings for the sector.

 
Nikkei eases in choppy trade; banks rise on earnings hopes

2018-05-15 thehindubusinessline
Japanese stocks pulled back from 3-1-/2-month highs on Tuesday morning, though bank shares staged a rally on hopes of strong earnings for the sector.

 
Nikkei eases in choppy trade; banks rise on earnings hopes

2018-05-15 reuters
TOKYO, May 15 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks pulled back from 3-1-/2-month highs on Tuesday morning, though bank shares staged a rally on hopes of strong earnings for the sector.

 
Asia markets: Oil, stocks, currencies and China data in focus

2018-05-15 cnbc
Asian shares looked set for a mixed start on Tuesday after U.S. stock indexes recorded gains amid an improvement in sentiment over U.S.-China trade developments.

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