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Courting Japan: Manila set on $1-billion samurai bonds

In Photo: Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III delivers a speech during the Philippine Economic Briefing in Tokyo, Japan, on June 19. The event was attended by about 600 investors, Japanese go.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJun 20th, 2018

Philippines plans $1-billion samurai bond sale

MANILA, Philippines – The government is planning to issue samurai bonds amounting to $1 billion this year, Finance Secretary  Carlos Dominguez III said in front of businessmen in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, June 19. The plan comes after the government's issuance of $2 billion worth of one-year dollar ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Govt sells $1.39B in samurai bonds

The Philippines returned to the samurai bond market on Wednesday by raising 154.2 billion yen or $1.39 billion, a result described by the government as reflective of strong investor interest in the country. The three-, five-, and 10-year tenors that comprised the offering raised 107.2 billion, 6.2 billion and 40.8 billion yen, respectively, Finance Secretary [...] The post Govt sells $1.39B in samurai bonds appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Japanese banks support samurai bond offer – DoF

The government’s planned issuance of $1-billion worth of samurai bonds has earned the support of Japan’s leading financial institutions, the Finance department said on Wednesday. In a statement, the Finance department said top officials of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Nomura Holdings Inc., Mizuho Bank Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. (SMBC) and Daiwa Securities Group Inc. [...] The post Japanese banks support samurai bond offer – DoF appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

$60M in virtual currency hacked in Japan

TOKYO: Bitcoin and other digital currency worth around 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) has been stolen in Japan following a hacking attack, a virtual exchange operator said on Thursday. Osaka-based Tech Bureau, which operates virtual currency exchange Zaif, said its server had been illegally accessed and money transfered. “We decline to comment on the details [...] The post $60M in virtual currency hacked in Japan appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Bond sale lifts forex reserves in August

The country’s foreign exchange buffer strengthened in August due to strong inflows after the national government raised $1.4 billion from the sale of multi-tranche Samurai bonds......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

ADB Issues Inaugural Armenian Dram Linked Bonds

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (21 August 2018) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised AMD2.66 billion (about $5.4 million) from a new issue of offshore Armenian dram-linked bonds. The transaction was.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

ADB Issues Inaugural Armenian Dram Linked Bonds

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (21 August 2018) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised AMD2.66 billion (about $5.4 million) from a new issue of offshore Armenian dram-linked bonds. The transaction was.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Samurai and saint     

KANAZAWA, Japan---Some years ago, on my way to a lunch in Paco, an old district of Manila, I noticed a rather unusual statue in the middle of a small plaza that fronted the old railway terminal. Due to traffic, the taxi I was in barely moved, giving me time to note that the statue was of a man clad in a kimono, with a topknot, and holding a katana, or traditional Japanese sword. A samurai! Who and why was this Nihonjin being memorialized in Manila? An Internet search revealed his identity: Justus Takayama Ukon, a 17th-century samurai lord, or daimyo, and a Catholic one at that, Justus being his baptismal name. The site was Plaza Dilao, or Yellow Square, most likely so-named ...Keep on reading: Samurai and saint     .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

Philippines raises $1.39 billion from samurai bonds

The government yesterday successfully sold ¥154.2 billion ($1.39 billion) worth of Japanese samurai bonds in three different tenors, according to the Department of Finance......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Philippines raises $1.39-B of debt from samurai bond sale

The Philippines marked its return to the “Samurai” debt market after an eight-year break and this time, it has sold $1.39 billion (¥154.2 billion) in yen-denominated bonds, the Department of Finance said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Japan quake battered most powerful microscopes

TOKYO: Two of the world’s most powerful microscopes suffered severe damage from a deadly earthquake that hit the western Japanese city of Osaka, causing delays in cutting-edge cell and atomic-level research, a scientist said on Friday. The two damaged units, both with price tags of 2.3 billion yen ($20 million), at Osaka University may not [...] The post Japan quake battered most powerful microscopes appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Japan looking to fund more PH infra projects

Japan has expressed its intent to provide over 42 billion yen (P20.32 billion) for two major infrastructure projects in the Philippines, the Finance department said. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd was told of this during last week’s meeting of the Philippines-Japan Joint Committee on Infrastructure Development and Economic Cooperation, the department said in a statement. [...] The post Japan looking to fund more PH infra projects appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Japan to finance MRT rehab

Japan plans to extend official development assistance (ODA) loans to the Philippines with an additional P20.6 billion to fund two infrastructure projects, including upgrading the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 railway in Manila, as it strongly supports the sustainable economic development of the country. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono expressed his country’s intention to extend […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Japanese financial giants: PH samurai bonds to make a killing

Five large Japanese financial institutions are supporting the Philippines' upcoming $1-billion samurai bond sale, the first issuance without a guarantee. The Department of Finance (DOF) said i.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

$1-billion Samurai bond issue eyed in Q3 2018

The Philippine government plans to issue $1 billion worth of Samurai bonds or yen-denominated securities in the third quarter of the year, a top official of the Bureau of the Treasury said yesterday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Philippines to raise $2 B from foreign borrowings

The Philippine government plans to raise about $2 billion more this year through the sale of offshore commercial bonds, including samurai and global bonds, according to the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr)......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

Japan Formalizes 2-Billion Yen Grant for Marawi Rehab

Manila and Tokyo signed Tuesday (May 15, 2018) an agreement that would provide the Philippine government with a 2-billion yen grant from Japan to support ongoing efforts for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the devastated city of Marawi in Mindanao. The agreement was signed by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III on behalf of the Philippines, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Japan formalizes 2-billion yen grant for Marawi rehab

MANILA, May 16 -- Manila and Tokyo signed Tuesday (May 15, 2018) an agreement that would provide the Philippine government with a 2-billion yen grant from Japan to support ongoing efforts for the reco.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Pasig-Marikina River Channel Improvement Project Completed

The Php6.539 billion Pasig-Marikina River Channel Improvement Project in Metro Manila was recently inaugurated. The project was initiated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). According to JICA, the project assisted the revetment works, construction of river walls, drainage outlets, and dredging works along Delpan Bridge to Napindan […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

PH Coast Guard commissions 2 more ships from Japan to boost maritime security

THE Philippine Coast Guard commissioned two new multi-role response vessels (MRRVs) from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Wednesday. The new MRRVs — Cape San Agustin and Cabra — were the seventh and eighth ships forming part of the JICA-assisted 18.73-billion yen development cooperation under phase one of the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project with [...] The post PH Coast Guard commissions 2 more ships from Japan to boost maritime security appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018