December 27, 1990 |
If you're looking for a place to invest in the 1990s, you might take notice that the Japanese are once again bullish on corporate America. So suggests a report from Nomura Research Institute, the research arm of Nomura Securities, the world's largest brokerage and securities firm. From it, smaller investors can glean tips on how a Japanese powerhouse research firm sees the new decade unfolding in global economic terms.
August 1, 2010 |
After 25 years working as an accounting assistant in a leading construction company, Asako Nakano decided two summers ago that she needed to stabilize her retirement plans. So she took the plunge and bought a condominium. "The decision to put almost all my savings into a home for myself was a bit daunting, but I never hesitated," said the friendly, confident single woman. "I thought to myself, I am never going to get married, so why not invest in my future? It made sense to me."
January 23, 1985 |
The Japanese are busily adding another product to their long list of successful exports--money, billions of dollars of it. A wave of Japanese cash moved through the banking halls of Frankfurt, London, New York and Zurich, and made 1984 a record-breaking year for Tokyo bankers. The city's Marunouchi banking district saw the biggest yen loan ever in 1984 when the Canadian government arranged a borrowing of $490 million in July.
February 16, 1995 |
Japan Trade Surplus Plunges More Than 50%: Analysts said the gap is likely to continue to shrink as reconstruction after last month's earthquake sucks in imports. "A recovery of the economy is also causing imports to rise," said economist Hidehiro Iwaki at Nomura Research Institute. Furthermore, the high yen was stimulating cheap imports, particularly from Asia, he added. The trade surplus fell to $2.88 billion in January from $6.03 billion a year earlier. But the drop was not likely to stem U.
September 13, 2001 |
The Japanese worried about the fate of compatriots posted in the World Trade Center buildings, which were home to at least 25 Japanese financial branch offices staffed by at least 440 Japanese expatriates. Seventeen of those employees, as well as two people visiting from Japan to attend a Nomura Research Institute seminar on the 102nd floor of one tower, remain missing. The government said at least two Japanese were also on the hijacked planes.