Mizuho Hires More for Japan Equities as Market Rout Deepens

  • Japanese bank adds seven equity employees in its home market
  • Barclays is among global firms that are pulling back in Asia

Humanoid robot Pepper stands at a Mizuho Bank branch in Tokyo.

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. is pressing on with its hiring in Japanese equities even as global stock-market turmoil deepens and global competitors such as Barclays Plc shrink operations in Asia.

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