MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest non-life insurer, will seek acquisitions in Southeast Asia to expand its overseas business, said President and Chief Executive Officer Yasuyoshi Karasawa.
Inside a nondescript office building in central London, a roomful of men and women sit at computer screens and talk over Skype with people in faraway places. Sharp-edged Cantonese fills the air, and a flat-screen TV emits a continuous din. It’s the chanting, singing Midlands crowd at Birmingham, England’s Villa Park Stadium: Liverpool at Aston Villa. The match has just kicked off.
Rice prices in Thailand, the world’s second-biggest exporter, will probably extend their gains because of shipping delays as migrant workers flee after the military coup, the Thai Rice Exporters Association said.
When Thailand’s military coup spurred foreigners to pull money out of the equity market late last month, the nation’s top-performing stock investors jumped at the chance to take the other side of the trade.