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Nomura to Deepen Cost Cuts as CEO Seeks to Keep Ship Afloat

  • Nagai will assess cost-effectiveness of employees’ activities
  • Likens Japanese brokerage to a ship with ‘excess baggage’
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Nomura to Deepen Cost Cuts in 'Waterline Project'

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The code name chosen for Nomura Holdings Inc.’s latest cost-cutting drive indicates how strongly its chief executive sees the need for savings at Japan’s largest brokerage.

After slashing hundreds of overseas jobs since April, CEO Koji Nagai has unveiled his so-called “Waterline Project,” which will attempt to combat waste and improve the cost-effectiveness of the bank’s daily operations over the next three years.