October 14, 2012

Japanese companies undertook 262 foreign acquisitions drawing on excess cash and the strong yen

"Japanese companies made 262 deals to acquire foreign businesses, a record and up 14.9 percent from a year before,...The previous record, 247, came in the first half of 1990...Japanese companies appear to be expanding overseas on the back of abundant cash and the yen's strength"

Source: Japanese firms set record for foreign acquisitions in first half
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Japan Times Online

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