Hitachi Ltd (6501.T) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation that operates eight business segments: IT, Energy, Industry, Mobility, Smart Life, Automotive Systems, Construction Machinery, Metals, and others. The company is ranked 133rd on the latest Forbes Global 2000 list.
Over the last fifteen years, Hitachi strongly reduced the number of its listed group companies and consolidated subsidiaries through restructuring and sell-offs. The company plans to become a specialist in IT and infrastructure maintenance in the near future. Continue reading “Hitachi – The Restructuring is Bearing Fruit”
Pandemic, natural disasters, inflation, supply chain disruptions, geopolitical risks with China and Russia, Tech and MEME stock rallies … the year 2021 was far from being boring.
Looking back on the stock markets in 2021, what would have an investment of 100K USD, EUR, or local currency returned for an investor in Asia-Pacific? Our regularly ranking shows US Dollar, EUR, and local investors’ returns. Continue reading “What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in 2021”
Three months are left until this year-end. Time for our quarterly resume for Asia-Pacific’s stock markets for the remaining period. October is statistically known as the month with the highest volatility in the year. November and December as two well-performing months due to the tendency for a year-end rally. Currently, the markets seem undecided on which direction to take for the rest of the year. Continue reading “APAC Markets: Seasonal Effects and Uncertainties”
Shimano Inc. (7309.T) is a Japanese premium parts giant for bicycle components, fishing tackles, and rowing equipment. The company celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and is on Forbes’ Global 2000 list. Shimano operates in three business segments. Bicycle components, including freewheels, front gears, transmissions, brakes, and other bicycle components, account for 80 percent of the revenues and 83 percent of the profits. Continue reading “Shimano – Cycling is Booming”
Government bond yields around the world are on the rise. How does the situation look in the Asia-Pacific region? Are there alternatives to the stock market to park money safely and with some profits?
The graph shows the current yields for 10-year government bonds (dark blue) in the Asia-Pacific region. Continue reading “A Look at Government Bonds in Asia-Pacific”
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corp Ltd (FPH.NZ) is one of the world’s three largest respiratory device manufacturers. The company manufactures products and systems for acute and chronic respiratory care, surgery, and obstructive sleep apnea treatment. With three production facilities in New Zealand and Mexico, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare sells its products in more than 120 countries worldwide based on a multi-channel distribution model. Continue reading “Fisher & Paykel Healthcare – More Than Just A Pandemic Winner”