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Australia has not escaped Japan's recent rapid increase in global M&A activity. Whilst M&A can bring great benefits to the post acquisition entity, it is not without its problems. PwC has recently released a report Unlocking Japan’s potential How culture can drive success in post-merger...

The latest program for the 55th annual Joint Business Conference of the AJBCC and its counterpart the JABCC is now available. Conference program is available here. With already over 300 senior Australian and Japanese executives registered to attend the meeting, it will be held in Tokyo from...

The 55th annual Joint Business Conference of the AJBCC and its counterpart the JABCC will be held in Tokyo from the 8-10 October 2017. With already more than 250 senior Australian and Japanese executives registered to attend the meeting, it will also feature a new...

Japanese investment in Australia is showing no sign of a let-up as it spreads ever wider. ASX listed Programmed Maintenance Services Limited, a staffing, maintenance and facility management services company has recommended to shareholders acceptance of a takeover offer from a Japanese company. That company...

Financial services is the new hot spot in Australia-Japan business. Challenger announced that MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc. would take a 6.3% equity interest in it at a cost of $500m. This cements a strategic alliance that Challenger has struck with MS&AD. "Since November 2016,...

The AJBCC welcomes new member companies: Compass Group New Hope Group Standards Australia ...

Austrade has released a report chronicling the development of Japanese foreign direct investment in Australia, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the signing of the 1957 Agreement between Australia and Japan on Commerce. The 27 page report is available for download here. Apart from a...

Australian & Japanese Economic Intelligence will hold its annual Australia, Japan & International Economic Outlook Seminar in Sydney on Tue 26 Sept 2017 from 9:30am-1:30pm. Speakers will include: Mr Masatsugu Asakawa, Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan Mr Nigel Ray, Deputy Secretary,...

The AJBCC's online registration for the 55th annual Joint Business Conference is now open and available online here. Full details about the program as well as hotel accommodation are described. The conference will be held on Sunday 8 October to Tuesday 10 October 2017. An...

Japan’s Norinchukin Bank plans to open in Australia on 1 August 2017 to explore, at first, project and asset finance opportunities in Australia and New Zealand. This expansion reflects a broader push into international markets for Japanese business lending as well as investment . The Norinchukin...