January 20, 2015

Japan's Daiwa house maybe looking at investing in Australian homebuilder Devine

Housing in Tokyo Copyright Peter Hanami 2007
Title: Housing in Tokyo 

"Japan's biggest homebuilder by market value. Daiwa House Group, is understood to be looking at the purchase of listed residential developer Devine, majority owned by Leighton Holdings....Daiwa...has set up an Australian company headed by Masaomi Yamadira"

Source: Japan's Daiwa shows interest in Leightons Devine
By Matthew Cranston
Australian Financial Review
Thursday 3rd July 2014, page 39

January 13, 2015

Nobel economics prize winner sees Japanese economy in decline

Skyline of Japanese city Copyright Peter Hanami 2007
Title: Skyline of Japanese city

"Stiglitz, a Nobel economics prize winner, sees an economy (Japan) in decline with a hollowed-out education sysytem and middle class which is probably destined for withdrawl from the world"

Source: Risks and rewards from Japan's defence shift
By Greg Earl
Thursday 3rd July, 2014, page 16
Australian Financial Review