April 13 (Reuters) – Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) plans to introduce a capital requirement for credit default swap clearinghouses and an accreditation system for their major shareholders, the Nikkei business daily reported. (more…)
Financial Regulatory Forum
By Tetsushi Kajimoto
TOKYO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Japan’s government agreed on a $81 billion stimulus package on Tuesday, aimed at preventing the economy from tipping back into recession as deflation persists and a strong yen threatens exports.
Economists said the 7.2 trillion yen plan, equal to about 1.5 percent of gross domestic product, would not provide a significant lift to an economy dependent on overseas demand for machinery, electronics and cars.
While several other economies are already debating phasing out economic stimulus deployed to fight the financial crisis, Japan continues to struggle amid chronically weak consumer demand and falling prices.
TOKYO, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Japan’s securities regulator is probing allegations of market manipulation in share trading by BNP Paribas <BNPP.PA>, the Asahi newspaper reported, in what would be another regulatory issue for the French bank following a controversial deal last year with a failed property developer. (more…)
By David Dolan
TOKYO, Oct 2 (Reuters) – After raising $54 billion of equity this year to ride out the financial crisis, banks in Asia are likely to tap markets for billions more as the G20 moves towards tightening capital requirements for global lenders. (more…)
By David Dolan and Noriyuki Hirata
TOKYO, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Japan’s new banking minister said his plan to freeze the repayment of bank loans to help debt-burdened individuals and small companies would be a positive for the banks, even as investors have fled financial stocks.
TOKYO, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Japan’s incoming government has picked a 72-year-old veteran politician and former police official to take charge of financial supervision in the world’s second-largest economy, public broadcaster NHK said on Tuesday.
By Tetsushi Kajimoto
TOKYO, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Japan’s next leader, Yukio Hatoyama said on Friday the fact that the Group of 20 finance ministers meeting in London this weekend will discuss financial regulation was a sign the world is reflecting on the excesses of market fundamentalism. (more…)