June 23, 2013

BOJ reveals Japanese companies sitting on 225 trillion yen cash deposits

"Flagship companies like Toyota Motor Corp .....and Panasonic Corp ......boosted their holdings of cash and deposits to a record ¥225 trillion at the end of March, up 5.8 % from a year ago,according to the data released on Wednesday. The money at hand also made up the largest part of their total financial assets, accounting for 26.7 % of the total......Awash with cash, firms see little need to borrow from banks.."



Source: BOJ Beat: Cash-Rich Japanese Firms Getting Richer
By Tatsuo Ito
Wall Street Journal Japan
June 20, 2013

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