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February 1, 2019

London’s last family brewer Fuller’s has sold its entire beer business to a Japanese firm for $328 million to focus on its lucrative pubs and hotels.

London’s last family brewer Fuller’s has sold its entire beer business to a Japanese firm for $328 million to focus on its lucrative pubs and hotels.

June 2, 2017

The best way of making one’s children hold on to one’s fortune is to educate them well so that they can manage their responsibilities. David Turner looks at 10 highly regarded schools

The best way of making one’s children hold on to one’s fortune is to educate them well so that they can manage their responsibilities. David Turner looks at 10 highly regarded schools

Cathedral & John Connon School | India

March 28, 2017

From culture to business, Japan sits a world apart—an isolated nation that through exceptional circumstances has allowed several thousand firms to remain in family hands for more than a century. Michael Finnigan takes a look

 From culture to business, Japan sits a world apart—an isolated nation that through exceptional circumstances has allowed several thousand firms to remain in family hands for more than a century. Michael Finnigan takes a look

March 28, 2017

Founded in 705 AD and now in its 52nd generation, Japan’s Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is today the world’s oldest family business. With that sort of longevity, it’s not surprising that the hot spring hotel has catered for some of Japan’s most famed ancient samurai and shōgun

Founded in 705 AD and now in its 52nd generation, Japan’s Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is today the world’s oldest family business. With that sort of longevity, it’s not surprising that the hot spring hotel has catered for some of Japan’s most famed ancient samurai and shōgun.

 

 

 

FAMILY

March 2, 2017

New World’s Adrian Cheng climbs succession ladder, Heineken results bolstered by Brexit, Euronext launches family business index

New World’s Adrian Cheng climbs succession ladder

Third-generation family member Adrian Cheng, 36, has been promoted to executive vice-chairman and general manager of New World Group – a possible signal of future succession plans.

The timing of the announcement was downplayed as a coincidence by Cheng who for the first time presented the six monthly results for the Hong Kong-based property behemoth.

New World Group reported revenues for the six months to 31 December of HKD26.6 billion ($3.4 billion).

March 4, 2016

Calling it the end of a two-decade bear market is perhaps a step too far. But analysts remain almost universally bullish on prospects for Japanese equities in 2016 even after the country was among the best performing markets in 2015.

Calling it the end of a two-decade bear market is perhaps a step too far.

But analysts remain almost universally bullish on prospects for Japanese equities in 2016 even after the country was among the best performing markets in 2015.

After decades of risk aversion, an improvement in the economy is leading companies to start addressing the chronically low returns on equity their investors have endured for years.

January 13, 2014

Many investors were happy to pay over the odds for shares in Japanese drinks business Suntory, safe in the knowledge the founding Saji family – renowned for their business acumen – were steering the ship. But what if the next generation decide to take a step back from management? CampdenFB reports.

When family-controlled Japanese drinks business Suntory had its $4bn IPO in July, many analysts felt that the shares were overvalued compared to its peers. But what non-Japanese investors failed to understand is that the price includes a family premium. Suntory is iconic in Japan, and so is the Saji family which controls it. Those who bought shares are showing their trust in the Sajis. But could the nay-sayers be right?

July 23, 2013

Thirty-six-year-old, third-generation businessman Keisuke Takemura has achieved the seemingly impossible with his late grandfather’s underwear company: made it cool among Tokyo’s hipsters.

Thirty-six-year-old, third-generation businessman Keisuke Takemura [pictured, below right] has achieved the seemingly impossible with his late grandfather’s underwear company: made it cool among Tokyo’s hipsters.

May 6, 2012

After more than 20 years at the helm of the Tata Group, Ratan Tata will not be chairman of the family business from December this year. But that’s not to say he wouldn’t have enough accolades to last him a lifetime – the latest being from the Japanese government.

After more than 20 years at the helm of the Tata Group, Ratan Tata will not be chairman of the family business from December this year. But that’s not to say he wouldn’t have enough accolades to last him a lifetime – the latest being from the Japanese government.

The 74-year-old will be given the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, thanks to his role in “strengthening and developing the economic relation between Japan and India”, a statement by the Japanese Embassy said.

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