The Implications of a Recent Attempt to Acquire Shares in Osaka Securities Exchange
11 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2006
Japan has a large shareholding reporting system that requires disclosure when ownership of stock in a company reaches 5% or higher. Out of consideration of the administrative costs of such disclosure for institutional investors, many countries allow for exceptions to this, either through simplified reporting or exemption from the reporting requirement. There is now a debate in Japan over the need for a major overhaul of such reporting exceptions. This paper analyzes developments in this debate and the specific areas under dispute.
JEL Classification: G28
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