Nomura Retaking Top Samurai Spot Sees Bank Buffers as 2016 Theme

  • Brokerage rises to first from fifth in Samurai underwriting
  • Tier 2 debt sales more than tripled to 167.5 billion yen

Nomura Holdings Inc., which reclaimed the top spot for underwriting Samurai bonds last year, says 2016 will be marked by bank capital-boosting debt that has offered yields seven times what local government notes pay.

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