Mizuho has made two new appointments to its global trade finance division. Michio Noishiki has been appointed general manager and Tadao Hayashi is now joint general manager.
Noishiki has been deputy general manager of the bank’s corporate planning division for two years. He has held various roles at Mizuho, including in the bank’s strategic planning group as a corporate officer, and as head of the global trade finance division, Emea department. He has experience working for the bank in both London and Paris.
Hayashi becomes deputy general manager having previously worked in Mizuho’s international trade business promotion division, where he managed the promotion of various FX and trade businesses for mainly Japanese blue-chip clients. He has also worked in the loan syndication team in Tokyo, playing key roles distributing assets to Japanese regional lenders.
Hayashi has an international banking background with mainly blue-chip corporate clients, and spent nine years in Los Angeles and New York. Mizuho’s global trade finance division is part of the banks’ transaction banking unit. Noishiki and Hayashi will be based in Tokyo and will report to head of financial institutions and public sector business and head of transaction banking, Masayuki Hoshi.
Globalization with Reason
An interview with George Monbiot, by Caspar Henderson of openDemocracy
George Monbiot, the leading environmental activist and writer, has been involved in many global campaigns of resistance to corporate and state power. But what positive social and political vision animates his work? Where does it contrast with that of globalisationâs advocates like Maria Cattaui, Peter Sutherland, and George Soros? And how does he see the future of the internationalist movement in the light of the âwar on terrorismâ? (v. long)
Caspar Henderson â openDemocracy has opened a debate on globalisation
Globalization from Below
March 18 2001
Globalization from Below
by Patrick Bond
(Review of `Globalization from Below: The Power of Solidarity,' by Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello and Brendan Smith, Cambridge, MA, South End Press.)
There are more than a dozen new english- language books aimed mainly at an audience of international-justice activists, strategists and intellectuals. I've got the pleasant task of reading these in my role as coordinator of a seminar of 20 masters and doctoral students which starts next week in Johannesburg.
Because it raises issues so well and so forthrightly, honestly considers competing arguments, I chose to make one book-- Globalization from Below--required reading (as I will do again in a similar seminar at York University in Toronto this summer)
Cooking the Books
What drives companies to 'cook the books' â or lie about their earnings
just how widespread this problem might be. How much of the global economy is based on 'smoke and mirrors' book-keeping
a genuine weak spot in the financial system that could ultimately lead to a meltdown? These are interesting questions for people to ask and it is especially useful for to identify such weak spots. Book cooking is a topical issue in the wake of the implosion of the amazing disintegrating known as Enron.
Both inside and outside the financial world people are asking the question 'How many more Enrons are out there?' we first look at the pressures behind book-cooking with a glimpse at the Wonderland of Accounting