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Shareholder activism on the rise
ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 17 JAN 2020
... that activism against non-US targets accounted for 40% of campaigns for 2019, up from 30% in 2015. For the first time, Japan was the second most targeted jurisdiction, second only to the US. Activists fought in 19 campaigns and deployed US$4.5 billion ...
Chief economist update: A busy 2020 for Abe, BOJ
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 14 JAN 2020
... currency region slowing to 1.8% in 2020 and 1.7% in 2021 - both raised by 0.1 pps. The World Bank report was a bit kinder on Japan, so it seems. Japanese GDP growth is expected to accelerate to 1.1% in 2019 - an upward revision of 0.3 pps - from 0.8% ...
China's growth to slow: PIMCO
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 JAN 2020
... another element of the trade deal with the US." In other expectations for the Asia-Pacific region, PIMCO said it believes Japan will experience growth in the second half of the year, but will experience a slowdown in the first half. "We expect GDP growth ...
MLC Life Insurance under review
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 7 JAN 2020
... deteriorating profitability in relation to income protection products, according to MLC Life Insurance owner Nippon Life. The Japan-based majority shareholder of MLC Life purchased the business off National Australia Bank in 2015, though the two parties ...
Chief economist update: Stock rally heralds 2020 cheer
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 19 DEC 2019
... England (BOE) maintained its accommodative stance and the government pledged increased fiscal stimulus and the Bank of Japan (BOJ) may have done nothing all year but it promised to act (if it becomes necessary). Even our very own Reserve Bank of Australia ...
Global firm cuts fund fees
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 3 DEC 2019
... asset manager recently broadened Sowerby's role, with the Legg Mason executive now serving as head of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) in addition to running the Australian and New Zealand operations of the firm.
Chief economist update: Weaker yen strengthening Japan
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 28 NOV 2019
... Apart from underwriting improved growth in the Japanese economy, the yen's depreciation should help in the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) efforts to bring inflation up to its 2% target. Look ma, no hands! "Merkurisumasu, soshite, akemashite omedet?!" ...
Chief economist update: Let's talk about debt
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 26 NOV 2019
... Norway. In contrasts, Australia's government debt to GDP, at 40.7%, is among the lowest in the G20. This compares with Japan's 238.2% (the highest), Italy's 134.8% (second highest), the US' 106.1%, the Eurozone's 87.9%, and the UK's ...
FS Roundtable: Striking the perfect balance
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 14 NOV 2019
... however was anyone's guess. SSGA head of the investment solutions group portfolio management, Americas and Asia (ex Japan) Michael Martel summed up the current environment at play: "I don't know of any central banks that have a mandate to stabilise ...
Chief economist update: Santa Claus is coming to town
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 NOV 2019
... services sector. The improvement in the manufacturing sector can be observed in the world's biggest economies, except for Japan (which continues to decline). But as Markit Economics/Jibun Bank acknowledged in its Japan PMI report, "the sales tax ...
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