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    As the news flood us with talks of nationalising the big Japanese banks in case economic reforms come, I've checked how the big 4 are performing at the stock exchanges around the world. I was shocked to see that most shares lost more than 90% of their values in just over a year. Have a look by yourself :

    Financial times

    Sumitomo Mitsui Bank (US quote) > not too bad, pass from 9USD to 3USD in a year. Only 66% down.

    Mizuho Holdings (London quote)
    > I can't explain how it falls from over 7000 to a mere 100 over 1 and a half year. The holdings was actually created in April last year and it lost 2/3 of its value since then (from about 370 to 130).


    UFJ Holdings

    > Created last year ; was still quoted 400pounds in March, 300 in October, but has fallen under 90pounds a few days ago. What's going on ?

    Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial group (US quote)

    > this bank has a very different profile of others. The share was worth 25USD in 1994, then had tumbled to less than 7USD mid 98. It had gone up again and reached a peak late 1999 (about 16USD), but has declined since then with sharp irregularities. There had been a small second peak in June this year (8USD), but the share has gone down to 5.5 - 6USD this week. So this bank is not doing as bad as the others, but its shares have nevertheless lost almost 80% over 8 years, among 30% in the last 5 months which is more worrying.


    I have also checked the quotes on Yahoo Japan to compare.

    UFJ Holdings (Tokyo)

    > went from 1000yen in May 2001 to about 100yen now (90% less).

    Mizuho Holdings

    > Over the same period has gone from 800 to 130yen. (about 80% less)

    Tokyo Mitsubishi Financial group

    > Still over the same period (since May 2001), the share has passed from over 1300yen to 710yen. That's relatively good ; a mere 40% less.

    Sumitomo Mitsui Bank

    > Worth 2500yen late 93, still 1500yen in 2000, but just over 350yen now. So, from May 2001 it has lost over 60% and since 93 about 85%.
    Last edited by Maciamo; Nov 25, 2002 at 16:28.

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