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Evergrande to make bond coupon payment, easing market jitters

via The Japan Times    Sep 22, 2021

A man walks past a housing complex by embattled Chinese property developer Evergrande in Guangzhou on Friday. | AFP-JIJI

The announcement of the payment comes as Evergrande, once China's top-selling developer, inches closer to a key deadline for an interest payment on a dollar ...

Tokyo stocks extend losses as caution prevails

via The Japan Times    Sep 22, 2021

The 225-issue Nikkei average dropped 200.31 points, or 0.67%, on Wednesday, finishing at 29,639.40. | REUTERS

The outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting and the possible collapse of the Chinese real estate conglomerate Evergrande Group has given Tokyo investors ...

Dollar recoups some losses to move around ¥109.45 in Tokyo

via The Japan Times    Sep 22, 2021

The dollar approached ¥109.60 at one point, following rebounds in Chinese stocks and premarket U.S. stock index futures.

Evergrande meltdown drives down stocks with few links to China

By Vildana Hajric,Katie Greifeld
- via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2021

The Evergrande Center in Shanghai | BLOOMBERG

The chain reaction triggered by the Chinese real estate developer's debt worries may say more about the extreme altitude of global risk assets than it ...

Nikkei ends with biggest fall in three months on China property fears

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2021

A pedestrian walks past an electronic quotation board displaying share prices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in the capital on Tuesday.  | AFP-JIJI

The Nikkei ended down 660.34 points, at 29,839.71, on concerns that a potential default by a giant Chinese property developer could lead to a slowdown ...

Japan’s land prices fell for second straight year amid pandemic

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2021

The land where the Meidi-ya Ginza commercial building stands in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district fetched the highest price per square meter for the 16th consecutive year. | KYODO

In total, 38 prefectures saw residential land prices fall, compared with 42 the previous year.

The global housing market is broken, and it’s dividing entire countries

By Alan Crawford
- via The Japan Times    Sep 20, 2021

Singapore’s government-built homes bear little resemblance to low-income urban concentrations elsewhere.  | BLOOMBERG

The perennial issue of housing costs has become one of acute housing inequality, and an entire generation is at risk of being left behind.

China’s nightmare Evergrande scenario is an uncontrolled crash

By Shen Hong,Enda Curran,Sofia Horta E Costa
- via The Japan Times    Sep 17, 2021

A China Evergrande Group sign atop the Evergrande Center in Shanghai on Wednesday | BLOOMBERG

The timing is particularly tricky as China juggles an economic slowdown, a sweeping crackdown on the private sector and rising tensions with Washington.

Nomura sees shift into wealth management pay dividends

By Takashi Nakamichi,Takako Taniguchi
- via The Japan Times    Sep 17, 2021

The U.K. headquarters of Nomura Asset Management Ltd, part of the Nomura Holdings Inc group, in London. Nomura signaled its intention to shift the focus of its retail business to wealth management in the late 1990s, as deregulation pushed brokerage commissions lower, and has stepped up those efforts in recent years. | BLOOMBERG

The move has been buoyed by investor demand, after central banks made bonds and some other traditional investments less profitable and pushed the price of ...

SoftBank launches $3 billion fund for Latin America’s tech boom

By Ezra Fieser
- via The Japan Times    Sep 15, 2021

SoftBank Group Corp. is launching a second investment fund focusing on e-commerce and other emerging industries in Latin America. | BLOOMBERG

The company said it will focus on e-commerce, digital financial services, health care, education, blockchain and insurance companies from across the region.

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