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Japan finance sector to reap digital currency benefits, says MUFG chief

2017-10-19 in.reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - The chief executive of Japan’s largest bank expects new business opportunities to appear as digital currencies allow collection of data on how people use their money. (2-0)

Nikkei rises a 13th straight day, creating longest win streak since 1988

2017-10-19 reuters
TOKYO, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average rose for the 13th straight session on Thursday, establishing its longest winning streak since 1988 while scaling a fresh 21-year peak as gains in global stocks and a weaker yen cheered investors. (43-0)

Nikkei rises on global stock rally; heads for 13 straight days of gains

2017-10-19 thehindubusinessline
Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday morning to hit a fresh 21-year high and was poised to scale a 13-day winning streak, as gains in global stocks and a weaker yen supported investors' risk sentiment. (8-0)

Nikkei rises on global stock rally, heads for 13 straight days of gains

2017-10-19 reuters
TOKYO, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average rose on Thursday morning to hit a fresh 21-year high and was poised to scale a 13-day winning streak, as gains in global stocks and a weaker yen supported investors’ risk sentiment. (8-0)

Security Bank raising P5B from deposit offer

2017-10-18 business.inquirer.net
Lender Security Bank Corp. has rolled out a new offering of high-yielding deposits, seeking to raise at least P5 billion to better manage liabilities while expanding funding and investor base. (6-0)

My Bet? Canadian Banks

2017-10-17 seekingalpha
Many superlatives come to the mind when I try to describe the banking sector in Canada. American consider Canadian banks as a risk-averse industry which is not greedy enough; when Europeans on the other hand tend to think that despite being less risk-seeking than their American peers, the Canadian industry remains aggressive. (9-0)

CIMB slips on news of proposed stake sale by Khazanah

2017-10-17 thestar.com.my
KUALA LUMPUR: Shares of CIMB Group Holdings Bhd fell to a low of RM6.14 early Tuesday as investors reacted to news about Khazanah Nasional’s plans to sell a stake at between RM6.13 and RM6.24. At 9.41am, it was down eight sen to RM6.16. There were 4.83 million shares done at prices ranging from RM6.14 to RM6.21. The FBM KLCI fell 1.08 points or 0.06% to 1,753.29. Turnover was 644.83 million shares valued at RM227. (3-0)

Nikkei rises to fresh 21-year high; SoftBank surges

2017-10-16 reuters
TOKYO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 21-year high on Monday morning as the dollar stayed steady against the yen, while index-heavyweight SoftBank surged on news that T-Mobile and Sprint plan to merge. (16-0)

Union Bank to Donate Funds for Northern California Fire Relief Efforts

2017-10-13 prnewswire
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Bank today announced that the MUFG Union Bank Foundation will donate $110,000 to organizations providing disaster relief support to impacted communities in Northern California. The organizations that will receive donations include The Community Foundation Sonoma County – Sonoma County Relief Fund, Napa Valley Community Foundation – Disaster Relief Fund, and The American Red Cross California Northwest Chapter. (2-0)

MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation Announces Release of its 2017 Dodd-Frank Act Mid-Cycle Stress Test Results

2017-10-13 prnewswire
NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation ("MUAH" or "the Company") released today the results of its mid-cycle company-run stress tests conducted in accordance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("DFA"). The summary results include the Company's projected revenues, losses and capital ratios over a nine-quarter period ending June 30, 2017 under a required hypothetical DFA stress scenario, the Severely Adverse scenario, and DFA-defined capital actions. (2-0)

LPC: Debut US leveraged loan issuers face headwinds despite investor appetite

2017-10-13 reuters
NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Two leveraged loans for first-time US issuers, online marketing services company Red Ventures and coal ash management company Charah LLC, are struggling in syndication with credit concerns, despite a strong market backdrop, several market participants said. (2-0)

Nikkei notches 21-year high as Fast Retailing adds momentum; Kobe Steel dives

2017-10-13 thehindubusinessline
Japan's Nikkei share average edged up and hit a fresh a 21-year high on Friday helped by index heavyweight Fast Retailing, while selling of Kobe Steel continued as worries from its data fabrication scandal extended overseas. (8-0)

Nikkei notches 21-yr high as Fast Retailing adds momentum, Kobe Steel dives

2017-10-13 reuters
TOKYO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average edged up and hit a fresh a 21-year high on Friday helped by index heavyweight Fast Retailing, while selling of Kobe Steel continued as worries from its data fabrication scandal extended overseas. (8-0)

Singapore central bank, bank association, Accenture in blockchain tie-up

2017-10-12 in.reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consulting company Accenture (ACN.N) said on Thursday it has been appointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) to manage and develop a blockchain-based platform for interbank payments. (12-1)

Singapore central bank, bank association, Accenture in blockchain tie-up

2017-10-12 reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consulting company Accenture said on Thursday it has been appointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) to manage and develop a blockchain-based platform for interbank payments. (12-0)

Japan ETFs in focus as Nikkei soars

2017-10-12 zacks
Japan’s benchmark stock index Nikkei soared to a 21-year high owing to positive economic data, relatively low valuations, strong earnings and improved sentiment in the United States. The index increased 0.3% to its highest close since December 1996. (10-0)

China's Biggest Bank Still Seen as Undervalued at $325 Billion - Bloomberg

2017-10-12 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. (137-0)

MUFG seeks to spend $900 million on acquisitions in US, Asia

2017-10-12 livemint
Tokyo: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.’s lending arm is seeking acquisitions of about ¥100 billion ($890 million) in Asia and the US to bolster its global operations, its top executive said. (59-0)

IMF Highlights 9 Top Global Banks Struggling With Profits

2017-10-11 247wallst
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its Global Financial Stability Report for the second half of 2017. While much progress has been made in regulations and reserves, and while consumers are far less leveraged now than ahead of the Great Recession, the IMF has also shown that some of the world’s largest financial institutions could struggle to remain sufficiently profitable in the coming years. (144-0)

EnerCom to Host 2018 EnerCom Dallas Oil & Gas Investment Conference, Feb. 21-23, 2018

2017-10-10 marketwired
DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2017) - EnerCom, Inc. will host its EnerCom Dallas investment conference Feb. 21-23, at the Tower Club Dallas. Investment and oil and gas professionals may register for the event through the conference website.  (17-0)

Top Ranked Momentum Stocks to Buy for October 6th

2017-10-06 zacks
Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong momentum characteristics for investors to consider today, October 6th: (18-0)

Japan opposition unveils ‘Yurinomics’ platform to challenge Abe

2017-10-06 themalaymailonline
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has rapidly assembled an alternative conservative party to challenge Abe’s long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party. — AFP picTOKYO, Oct 6 — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s opposition party said it may impose taxes on large companies’ cash reserves and permanently rid Japan of nuclear power as it unveiled a slew of campaign promises today ahead of an October 22 election. (4-0)

Nikkei flat after hitting 2-year highs; market cautious ahead of US jobs data

2017-10-05 thehindubusinessline
Japan's Nikkei share average was nearly flat on Thursday morning after hitting fresh two-year highs in the previous session, while investors await major economic data such as US jobs report due later this week. (2-0)

Nikkei flat after hitting 2-year highs as market cautious ahead of US jobs data

2017-10-05 reuters
TOKYO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average was nearly flat on Thursday morning after hitting fresh two-year highs in the previous session, while investors await major economic data such as U.S. jobs report due later this week. (2-0)

Time to Buy Japan ETFs as Recovery Gains Momentum?

2017-10-04 zacks
Japanese stocks have been rallying ahead of the Oct 22 election owing to positive economic data, strong business confidence and improved sentiment in the United States. (10-0)

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