Bank of Japan tankan corporate inflation expectations flagging

TOKYO: Companies surveyed by the Bank of Japan expect consumer prices to rise 0.7 percent a year from now, lower than their projection for a 0.8 percent increase three months ago. Japanese companies’ inflation expectations eased slightly in September ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese bank demos blockchain payment solution

Japan’s big banks showcase fintech at Ceatec show — Nikkei Asian Review — “A smartphone app lets users buy MUFG Coin with yen from their bank accounts and send the digital currency to others. Remittance costs are kept low thanks to blockchain, the ... ( read original story ...)

Panasonic to speed up M&A activity in Europe

OSAKA -- Panasonic may transfer some functions tied to mergers and acquisitions to Europe so it can speed up overseas takeovers, the company's new chief financial officer told The Nikkei. A Dutch intermediate stockholding company would take on certain ... ( read original story ...)