Japanese Corporate Sector 2009 Outlook: Global Economic Downturn To Adversely Affect Wide Range Of Industries Feb 09

  • ID: 1771350
  • February 2009
  • Region: Global, Japan
  • Standard & Poors
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  • AEON Co. Ltd.
  • Hitachi Ltd.
  • JFE Steel Corp.
  • Mitsubishi Corp.
  • Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.
  • SoftBank Group Corp.
  • MORE

The financial crisis and weakening global economy are significantly affecting the Japanese corporate sector, forcing a number of companies to revise their earnings forecasts downward. Although the steep rise in crude oil and raw materials prices, as well as the decline in the U.S. economy triggered by the subprime loan crisis, had begun to pressure the earnings of Japanese companies in late 2007, their financial results did not show any significant deterioration during fiscal 2007 (ended March 31, 2008). However, the ongoing downturn, which has spread rapidly across the globe since late 2008, caused a sharp appreciation of the yen and now threatens to precipitate drastic changes in a wide range of industries. Upgrades outnumbered downgrades in the Japanese corporate...

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- Hitachi Ltd.
- Ito-Yokado Co. Ltd.
- Komatsu Ltd.
- Panasonic Corp.
- Mitsubishi Corp.
- Mitsui & Co. Ltd.
- Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp.
- Sony Corp.
- TDK Corp.
- Xerox Corp.
- Asahi Glass Co. Ltd.
- Japan
- Hewlett-Packard Co.
- Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.
- Sumitomo Corp.
- Marubeni Corp.
- Toyota Motor Corp.
- Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc.
- Toshiba Corp.
- Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd.
- Fujitsu Ltd.
- ITOCHU Corp.
- Omron Corp.
- Uny Co. Ltd.
- Sharp Corp.
- NEC Corp.
- SoftBank Group Corp.
- All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd.
- AEON Co. Ltd.
- Kobe Steel Ltd.
- Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd.
- Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.
- Nippon Yusen KK
- Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.
- Seven & i Holdings Co. Ltd.
- Sojitz Corp.
- Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd.
- Victor Co. of Japan Ltd. (JVC Corp.)
- Denso Corp.
- Pioneer Corp.
- Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.
- Sumitomo Realty & Development Co. Ltd.
- Hokuriku Electric Power Co.
- Marui Group Co. Ltd.
- Toyo Property Co. Ltd.
- KDDI Corp.
- Japan Airlines Corp.
- Toyota Industries Corp.
- JFE Steel Corp.
- JFE Holdings Inc.
- Seven-Eleven Japan Co. Ltd.
- Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd.

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