Rimes Integrates Japanese Company Data

The open-ended deal will give Rimes users access to data on more than 4,800 listed companies in Japan, real-estate investment trusts and initial public offerings.

Julien Barber, senior vice president at Rimes in London, says the vendor is seeing increased interest in Japanese company data as a result of factors such as revised corporate laws to boost foreign investment, the unwinding of cross-shareholding alliances that previously restricted takeover activity, new rules simplifying mergers an