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Nikkei rises to near 2-week high before holiday as large-caps gain

2017-11-22 reuters
TOKYO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to a near two-week high on Wednesday, buoyed by gains in large-cap stocks such as SoftBank and Fanuc, and financial companies as global growth hopes lifted the mood across world markets. (19-0)

Nikkei buoyed by large cap stocks on global rally

2017-11-22 thehindubusinessline
Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday morning, buoyed by gains in large-cap stocks such as SoftBank, Fanuc and financial companies as global growth hopes lifted the mood across world markets. (21-0)

Nikkei buoyed by large-cap stocks on global rally

2017-11-22 reuters
TOKYO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday morning, buoyed by gains in large-cap stocks such as SoftBank, Fanuc and financial companies as global growth hopes lifted the mood across world markets. (21-0)

Japan's Megabanks Have a Giant Problem: Too Many Employees - Bloomberg

2017-11-15 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. (2-0)

Asia markets: Oil markets, euro, US CPI in focus

2017-11-15 cnbc
The cautious sentiment in Asia seen during the Tuesday session continued through the U.S. trading day, with stocks slipping stateside and oil falling nearly 2 percent in the last session. (16-0)

Nikkei edges up in choppy trade; tech shares gain

2017-11-14 reuters
TOKYO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average edged up on Tuesday morning in choppy trade, with semiconductor equipment makers attracting buyers, while Mizuho Financial Group fell on dismal earnings. (4-0)

Asia markets: China economic data, pound, oil in focus

2017-11-14 cnbc
Asian equities were pressured in early Tuesday trade following a lackluster session on Wall Street that saw major indexes close just above the flat line. Investors also awaited the release of a slew of Chinese economic data points due later in the day. (34-0)

Sumitomo Mitsui looks to automation in bid to slash employees’ work hours

2017-11-13 japantimes.co.jp
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. said Monday it will cut work equivalent to that done by 1,500 employees through the automation of routine activities and other tasks.

Japan’s biggest banks prepare for massive downsizing and cost overhauls

2017-11-10 japantimes.co.jp
Years of shrinking interest rates, demographic challenges and threats from rapidly advancing technology are finally coming to a head at Japan’s biggest banks as they prepare to eliminate thousands of positions and downsize branches. (4-0)

Nikkei ends flat as banks' weakness offset Fast Retailing's gains

2017-11-06 reuters
TOKYO, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average ended flat on Monday as weakness in the banking sector offset gains in index-heavy Fast Retailing, while Subaru tumbled after the company cut its annual profit forecasts. (15-0)

Factbox: Kobe Steel's 10 largest shareholders

2017-11-06 in.reuters
- Asset Management One Co Ltd and other Mizuho Financial Group Inc companies 6.54 pct (23.83 mln shares) (2-0)

Nikkei at 21-year high

2017-11-06 thehindubusinessline
Japan's Nikkei share average touched a 21-year high on Monday as strong gains in the mining sector and shares such as clothing company Fast Retailing Co offset banking sector weakness. (15-0)

Nikkei at 21-year high; Fast Retailing jumps on sales

2017-11-06 themalaymailonline
The Nikkei was up 0.01 per cent at the end of morning trade at 22,541.55, after rising as high as 22,644.68, its highest intraday level since July 1996. — Reuters picTOKYO, Nov 6 — Japan’s Nikkei share average touched a 21-year high today as strong gains in the mining sector and shares such as clothing company Fast Retailing Co offset banking sector weakness. (15-0)

Nikkei at 21-year high; Fast Retailing jumps on sales

2017-11-06 reuters
TOKYO, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average touched a 21-year high on Monday as strong gains in the mining sector and shares such as clothing company Fast Retailing Co offset banking sector weakness. (15-0)

Megabanks in Japan embrace artificial intelligence, robot technology

2017-10-30 business.inquirer.net
The irresistible shift toward digitization is sweeping through Japan’s three megabanks. Amid a drive toward greater efficiency and higher profits, artificial intelligence and robot technology are increasingly replacing roles typically handled by thousands of bank employees (2-0)

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