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Lexington Group

Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Marketing Manager

Member since July 22, 2013


  • Capture_177_ The Lexington Group is pleased to announce the promotion of one of its valued employees Mori Ryo to the position of Chief Asian Economist. He has been with the company for over since 2005 and has made countless contributions. Aug. 09, 2013 - CHIYODA-KU, Japan -- The Lexington Group on Thursday announced Mori Ryo as Chief Economist for the Asian region. Mr. Mori was formerly the Deputy Head of Japanese Economic Research. He made a name for himself at The Lexington Group in late 2007, when he and his team accurately predicted the decline of the Asian economy in 2009. Their research compared the bubbles that formed in Japan in the 1980s with today´s China. He forecasted asset price inflation in the medium term as China heads towards the internationalization of its currency and financial liberation. “I am pleased to promote Ryo to this position; he has been with the company for years and has made countless contributions saving the company millions of dollars. His insights have been indispensable, and I am glad that we can count this incredibly intelligent economist as part of our team. He will surely continue to excel at any task given to him,” said Chief Executive Officer Mr. Itsuki Nakamura. Mr. Mori also has considerable management experience. In 2006, he was appointed to the position of Deputy Head of Asian Economic Research at the The Lexington Group Research Institute based in Singapore. In 2007 he returned to Tokyo to manage the Research Division at The Lexington...
  • Capture_177_ Motorola´s new Moto X smart phone has the potential to bring the company back into the black with reasonable sales targets. The phone will also boost profits at Google’s mobile ad division. Aug. 08, 2013 - CHIYODA-KU, Japan -- Later this month Motorola Solutions Inc. will release its first smart phone, the Moto X, in the United States since being acquired for $12.5 billion by Google in 2012. Motorola´s CEO Dennis Woodside and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt are looking to take market share from Apple and Samsung by offering a lower priced smart phone, the handset will retail for $200 in the US with carrier subsidies. Although a price outside the US has not been released; our analysts’ estimate it will retail for $400 as the phone costs $214 to build. Woodside and Schmidt are targeting the one billion mobile phone users who do not have internet on their handsets. The billion mobile phone users without internet represent huge profit potential for Google. Google already makes billions of dollars from selling mobile ads on devices from all of the major manufacturers, but it must share this revenue with the manufacturers, as much as 80% with Apple. With Motorola phones, there would be no sharing with another phone maker; revenue from ads clicked on the Moto X will go straight to Google. Motorola would show significant profit with sales of only 5 million to 7 million annually, which is a fraction of the 44 million iPhones and 53 million Samsung Galaxies sold in the United Stat...
  • Capture_177_ The banking sector did very well on Thursday, with Lloyds and Societe General being stand outs. Chinese PMI data drove resource firms and UK PMI suggests that recovery is speeding up. Aug. 02, 2013 - CHIYODA-KU, Japan -- The Stoxx Europe 600 index added nearly a percentage point, with banks as the best performing sector in the market. Lloyds Banking Group PLC gained 7.5% after its first profitable half year in three years. Shares of the bank are up 52% this year, surpassing the government´s break even point. The bank is also considering resuming paying dividends, for the first time in five years after the government bailout. Unfortunately financial regulators may require the bank to put side more capital to hedge against potential lending losses, which would postpone dividends. Lloyds posted 1.56 billion pounds in net income from the first two quarters this year versus a 697 million pound loss in the same period last year. The third largest bank in France, Societe Generale SA´s net profits doubled to 955 million Euros in quarter two shattering forecasts of 608 million Euros. Positive data from the official Chinese Purchasing Managers Index helped to drive mining and other resource firms. The index registered a surprising gain indicating expansion, which boosts resource firms because China is a major consumer of natural resources. Shares of Glencore Xstrata PLC and Anglo American PLC both rose more than 2% and the larger Rio Tinto PLC gained 1.7%. Not all resource firm...
  • Capture_177_ Major indices across the region posted small gains on Tuesday, as they wait for policy meeting at central banks to conclude. Alcatel-Lucent and Electricite de France have posted substantial gains while Barclays and BP have suffered loses. Jul. 31, 2013 - CHIYODA-KU, Japan -- The Stoxx Europe 600 index spent the day hovering around 299 points, swing between small gains and loses. During morning trading the market was up after German research institute GfK released a report stating that levels of consumer confidence are at a six year high, the consumer-attitude indicator is up for the seventh consecutive month to seven points. It is at its highest level since before the recession and has exceeded our analysts’ expectations of 6.9 points. Our analysts predict the market will remain largely unchanged until later in the week when monetary policy decisions are issued from The Bank of England and The Central European Bank. The US Federal Open Market Committee is also due to issue a report on employment and GDP growth in the US. Among country specific indices, the German DAX 30 is up a third of percentage point, the U.K.´s FTSE 100 rose 0.24% and France´s CAC 40 climbed 0.57%. Earnings reports have driven share prices up of several major European companies. Alcatel-Lucent is one of the day’s biggest winners, jumping an impressive 12%. The telecommunication equipment manufacturer reported earnings which beat forecasts and also stated that they are searching for potential pa...
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    *Tokyo based equity researcher The Lexington Group sees rising demand and sinking interest rates as the perfect catalyst to enter the American Property Market. Housing developments and shopping centres are being planned.

    CHIYODA-KU, Japan --* Due to the surge in demand for new homes in the United States and low interest rates The Lexington Group’s board of directors has given preliminary approval the commission of a Real Estate Investment Trust in early 2014. Home prices in major American cities have risen on average by more than 12 percent in the last year, the largest gains since 2006 prior to the subprime crisis.

    The recent spike in house prices can be linked to the wider economic recovery in the states, there are more buyers in the market and home inventory has dropped substantially. Inventories declined because the housing construction industry was largely stagnant during the recession. The Lexington Group´s first planned project is to build a development of 125 homes, although a final decision on location has not been reached. A number of other projects are also being developed. The financing for these homes will come from the newly planned Investment Trust due to be signed off in October 2013. According to CEO at The Lexington Group, Mr Itsuki Nakamura the trust will be open to all investors worldwide, with a planned minimum buy in of $50,000.

    “I am currently researching locations for our real estate development. Certainly the development will be within 30 miles...

  • The Lexington Group - US Report 26.07.2013

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    Capture_177_ The American markets were mostly off on Thursday with notable exceptions. More Americans are out of work, and gold is climbing based on currency speculation. Jul. 26, 2013 - CHIYODA-KU, Japan -- The American markets had mixed results yesterday, with some shares showing mild gains and others posting losses. The S&P 500 index lost 0.1%, the Dow Jones dropped 0.3% while the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.3%. The US Department of Labor reported that 7,000 more Americans were filing for jobless benefits representing a 2% jump and reflecting a stagnate economy. Facebook was one of the day´s biggest winners surging 25% after posting second quarter results that beat expectations. It was a record one day gain for the company, reaching its highest level since May 2012. Facebook was able to achieve this with its new mobile advertising products, which are now on track to surpass revenue from the desktop version of the site. The financial sector did not perform as well, with major banks slipping slightly. Bank of America Corp. was down 1.5%, both Citigroup Inc. and JP Morgan Chase & Co. lost 0.5%, and Morgan Stanley skidded 0.35%. Gold futures were up Thursday after falling nearly 1% on Wednesday. It jump $10.50 to $1,330 an ounce. Gold options for August expires at the close of the market on Thursday leading to increased volatility. December gold, one of the most active futures, is also up $10.70 to 1,330.80 an ounce. It is our opinion that the market is responding to a w...
  • Capture_177_ Dutch-based Elephant Talk Communications is a leader in mobile security solutions, their breakthrough fraud prevention products when launched will earn massive revenues. ul. 19, 2013 - CHIYODA-KU, Japan -- The Lexington Group is cautious when recommending mirco-cap stocks, due to low liquidity and market capitalization, but Elephant Talk Communications Corp and its primary subsidiary Vaildsoft are fated for tremendous financial gains. They are a small corporation, with a market capitalization of about $100 million, who are trying to tackle a global problem worth an estimated $100 billion. Dutch-based Elephant Talk Communications Corp and Vaildsoft provide a number of services to mobile networks. Vaildsoft is a security service, aimed at international fraud prevention. The concept is incredibly simple yet ingenious; it correlates the location of a user’s mobile phone with the point of origin of a transaction. If they are different it flags the transaction and prevents fraud in real time. If a card-holder and their mobile phone are in London, and their card is used in Zimbabwe it will prevent the transaction from taking place. Privacy is not an issue as Validsoft is anonymous; they are the only software security company in the world to receive three European Privacy Seals from EuroPriSe. Small Cap Analyst, Matthew Stevens at The Lexington Group stated, “I have an enormous amount of confidence in Elephant Talk and Vaildsoft, as does their CEO who just invested a further $...
  • Lexington Group Analysts Predict Rising Oil Prices

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    Capture_177_ Analysts at Tokyo based equity researcher The Lexington Group suggest oil prices will continue to rise due a number of factors including the value of the dollar and oil stockpiles. July 16, 2013 - CHIYODA-KU, Japan -- The price of oil has been rising over the last few weeks as stockpiles in the United States have declined by over 20 million barrels during the last two weeks according to data from the Energy Information Administration. “We believe at The Lexington Group that the potential exists for American crude oil stockpiles to drop even further which will of course push the price up and create a gap between supply and demand. The strain on American stockpiles is coming from the summer driving season, Americans generally take driving holidays. Prices have risen as the dollar weakened against the Euro, making crude an appealing alternative investment.” stated Analyst, Matthew Stevens. Another contributing factor to the rise in price of oil, is the increasing cost of living in the United States which made its biggest jump in four months in June. The consumer-price index increased half a percent, mainly due to the two-thirds gain in gasoline. West Texas intermediate, a grade of crude oil normally used as a bench mark in pricing, for August delivery is priced at $106.90 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent Crude, another benchmark standard of the industry, for August delivery which settled today, the 16th of July at $109.45 a barrel on the London-based I...
  • The_lexington_group_177_ Among automakers the US´s General Motors appears to be a top pick for international blue chip investors due to increasing global market share and new plants due to open soon. July 16, 2013 - CHIYODA-KU, Japan -- General Motors is a multi-national auto manufacturer; it is one of the world´s largest automakers, doing business in 157 countries. Since the beginning of quarter one this year, General Motors has increased its worldwide market share from 11.2% to 11.4% and seen an impressive gain from 17.2% to 17.7% in the United States. Last month sales increased in China by 10%. However, 62 percent of its revenue is still generated in North America. General Motors has lost a bit of ground in its home market, North America. Net profits have dropped 14% to $1.41 billion. The decrease is related to a decrease in production of two of its highest profit margin trucks and renovations of a number of their manufacturing plants. The company has managed to reduce losses in Europe from $256 million to $175 million in the first quarter and is now hoping to reach the break-even point by 2015. Their top competitor, Ford Motors, posted a far greater loss of $462 million from European operations. Lead Auto Industry Analyst Matthew Stevens, at The Lexington Group said, "I´m expecting General Motors to improve in the second half of 2013. They are planning to release 13 new vehicles from Chevrolet in the United States and 12 new vehicles in other markets. General Motors also announced t...