Japan’s Financial Services Agency is considering introducing regulations for trading bitcoins and other virtual currencies, possibly through a registration system for operators.
Japan's Financial Services Agency is urging the country's biggest banks to reduce their cross-shareholdings in client companies.
Susquehanna and KCG Holdings allowed to make buy and sell orders without using a brokerage.
Japan's new corporate governance code may enable banks to sell off holdings of clients' stocks and free up their balance sheets.
Financial authorities of Japan, the United States and China plan to establish joint regulations to prevent the use of virtual currencies to finance illegal activities such as terrorism.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled on Thursday a plan to expand Japan’s financing for infrastructure projects in Asia to $110 billion, as China spearheads a new regional investment bank.
Japan’s parliament approved a government proposal to appoint Waseda University Prof. Yutaka Harada to the Bank of Japan’s Policy Board and other government-sought appointments at public bodies.
Japan and South Korea have agreed to end their 14-year-old currency swap arrangement this month.
The Financial Services Agency plans to allow businesses to procure small amounts of funding from the general public by issuing shares online.
Taiwan will study the possibility of launching a cross-border stock trading scheme with Japan in a bid to boost internationalization of the local bourse, said the country's top financial regulator.