Panasonic said to have sold $1 billion in shares to underpin finances

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

  • -1

    jerseyboy

    Panasonic and other Japanese companies commonly own cross-shareholding stakes in their suppliers and customers to cement business ties.

    Yup, and possibly one of the many reasons Panasonic and other Japanese electronics companies are failing. Instead of investing their capital in R&D and other means to stay more efficient/competitive, they have it tied up in the stock of other companies. Stability has its price.

  • 0

    Get Real

    Panasonic spent USD 6.6Bn last year on R&D.

    http://www.booz.com/global/home/what-we-think/global-innovation-1000/top-innovators-spenders/51180614

    Their biggest problem was the 'make it and they will buy' mentality - engineers creating products largely for their own gratification (square and over specced) instead of asking what the customer needed and wanted.

Login to leave a comment

OR
Live Music Schedule in June

Live Music Schedule in June

The Dubliners Irish PubBars

Undergraduate: Information session (June 12)

Undergraduate: Information session (June 12)

Temple University, Japan CampusContinuing Education / MBA

TESOL Seminar: The Socio-Cognitive Imperative of L2 Pedagogy

TESOL Seminar: The Socio-Cognitive Imperative of L2 Pedagogy

Temple University, Japan CampusContinuing Education / MBA

Special Offers

Work
in
Japan

Search the Largest English Job Board in Japan.

Find a Job Now!

More in Business

View all

View all

Find Your
Apartment
in Japan

10,000’s of properties available today!

Search