JPX Monthly Headlines

JPX group companies undertake various initiatives and disseminate information with the aim of providing the most attractive markets to all users.
Every month, we showcase the highlights of these efforts in short and concise summaries just for you.


Jan. 4: First Trading Day of 2018

On Jan. 4, JPX and its group companies held ceremonies to mark the first trading day of the New Year. Event halls in Tokyo and Osaka were filled with many people from the industry and the public.
In Tokyo, Finance Minister Taro Aso delivered his congratulatory remarks and rang the bell alongside young ladies dressed in kimono. This year, JPX showcased a video in newsroom format, showcasing group wide initiatives throughout 2017 .

Jan. 16: TSE Clinches Best ETF Stock Exchange Award

TSE clinched the "Best ETF Stock Exchange" in the "2018 Best of the Best Awards" given out by Asia Asset Management, a Hong Kong-based trade journal for the asset management industry in the Asia Pacific region.
The "Best ETF Stock Exchange" is an award presented to the stock exchange that has facilitated strong, sustained growth in participation from both institutional and retail investors by pursuing activities such as diversification of ETF products and collaboration with ETF sponsors.
More than 200 ETFs are listed on TSE, and investors can now choose from a wide range of products from ETFs. We will remain committed to our mission of improving the ETF market in Japan through providing new products and services.

Jan. 25: Presentation of Myanmar’s Capital Market Activation Support Plan to the Ministry of Planning and Finance of Myanmar

JPX, the Financial Services Agency, and Daiwa Securities Group presented the Ministry of Planning and Finance of Myanmar with a support plan “LIST (Listing + Investment Strategy and Timeline) for Myanmar (Myanmar LIST)” for the activation of the capital market of Myanmar.
Myanmar LIST is intended to develop a shared awareness of issues and challenges of Myanmar’s capital market between Japan and Myanmar, and implement and suggest the efforts and measures to further activate capital market of Myanmar.
Based on this plan, JPX, the Financial Services Agency, and Daiwa Securities Group will continue to provide persistent support to the capital market development through dialogue with the Myanmar side.

Jan. 30: Consolidated Financial Results for Q3 FY2017

On Jan. 31, JPX released its consolidated earnings report for Q3 FY2017. Operating revenue was up JPY 7.1 billion (+8.9%) year-on-year to JPY 87.8 billion due mainly to a year-on-year increase of trading in cash and derivatives and a growth in ETF NAV. Operating expenses were down JPY 900 million (-2.5%) year-on-year to JPY 36.2 billion.
Operating income increased JPY 8.2 billion (+18.5%) to JPY 5.3 billion with net income (attributable to owners of the parent company) up JPY 5.3 billion (+16.8%) to JPY 37.1 billion. Thus, both revenue and income increased compared to the previous year.