Japan's MUFG launches aviation finance business in the Americas

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (8306.T) has launched a new business in the Americas to help airlines and other companies finance the purchase of planes, company executives told Reuters. The move highlights how large players in the aviation industry ... ( read original story ...)

Japan Sept industrial output stalls in worrying sign for economy

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's industrial output stalled in September in a worrying sign that the economy, already struggling to mount a sure-footed recovery, may be losing some momentum due to weak consumer spending and exports. Separate data showed retail ... ( read original story ...)

Japan life insurers look to diversify foreign bond holdings

Japan's life insurers have traditionally stuck to Japanese government bonds (JGBs), but they have diversified their portfolios over the past several years as domestic debt yields have declined sharply under central bank easing. Sticking to their game plans ... ( read original story ...)

Japan's Factory Output Unchanged in September

Oct. 31 -- Japan's industrial production remains unchanged in September, falling short of expectations and is the latest snapshot of Japan's economy as central bankers gather to discuss monetary policy. Bloomberg's Brian Fowler reports on "Bloomberg Markets." ( read original story ...)

Japan Airlines cuts outlook as H1 net profit dives

Japan Airlines on Monday slashed its full-year earnings outlook as it said fiscal first-half net profit nosedived owing to a slump in its international business. The carrier said its bottom line in the six months through September shrank to 71.4 billion ... ( read original story ...)

Japan's Peach Aviation to open Sapporo base

International flights are also on the cards, it said. At present, Peach connects Sapporo with Osaka Kansai and Tokyo Narita. To access our news database including full archive search and exclusive stories reported first by ch-aviation you need to upgrade ... ( read original story ...)

Sapporo Vietnam launches exclusive beer in VN market

HO CHI MINH CITY - The Japanese brewery Sapporo VietNam Ltd on July 12 launched Blue Gap beer, an exclusive product for the Vietnamese market, by the end of this month. The brewery has previously offered the exclusive beers Sapporo Vietnam and Sapporo ... ( read original story ...)