May 23, 2015

Japanese Customer News May 23rd 2015



Japanese Customer News May 23rd 2015









Japanese Customer News May 23rd 2015





“FX online brokerage firm Pepperstone…was forced to pull out of the Japanese market where local regulators have restrictions on leverage that are not enforced in Australia”

Source: ASIC puts a block on FX Primus Group float, by Sarah Thompson and Jonathon Shapiro, Australian Financial Review, Friday May 15th, 2015, page 37.



“In Japan, Daikyo is one of the largest builders of apartments and has supplied 450,000 units across 8200 complexes”

Source: Japanese apartment giant Daikyo on comeback trail with Devine, Australian Financial Review, Friday 15th May, 2015, page 37.



“Lion , a subsidiary of Japanese food and beverage giant Kirin, generates about $5 billion in revenue and employs more than 7000 people in Australia and New Zealand”

Source: Cheese revamp aimed at Asia, by Tim Binsted, Australian Financial Review, Wednesday May 20th, 2015, page 22.



“I think the services area is an interesting place for Japanese capital. They have a high regard for Australia and the quality of the people and businesses here” Stuart Irvine, Lion, Chief Executive, Australia

Source: Cheese revamp aimed at Asia, by Tim Binsted, Australian Financial Review, Wednesday May 20th, 2015, page 22.



“Japan’s economy has expanded for a second straight quarter…GDP grew at an annualised 2.4% in the three months through March….”The Japanese have yet to shed fully their deflationary mindset”

Source: Japan’s growth looks better than predicted, By Keiko Ujikane, Australian Financial Review, Thursday 21st May, 2015, page 13.



“Yields on government bonds of the big advanced economies peaked in the early 1980’s:Japan’s peak was near 10 per cent….Then came the decline. Japan’s rate had fallen below 2 per cent by the late 1990’s”

Source: The wary retreat of the premium bond bulls by Martin Wolf, Financial Times, Thursday May 21st, 2015, Australian Financial Review, page 24.





“Japan’s version of quantitative easing has supressed bond yields and helped fuel a rally in Japanese equities - chiefly the Nikkei 225”

Source: Don’t get too excited about Japan’s growth, by Vesna Poljak, Australian Financial Review, Thursday 21st May, 2015, page 27.



“Japan fell into recession after a sales tax hike in 2014, as part of the objective to generate inflation and end the deflation trap”

Source: Don’t get too excited about Japan’s growth, by Vesna Poljak, Australian Financial Review, Thursday 21st May, 2015, page 27.


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