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The Must Read PSA Weekly Research Round-Up (Week to Nov 24): Reports on Chugai Pharm (4519) / Japan Tech Sector's "Sweet Sixteen" /Daikin (6367) / Uber's Robotaxis and Toyota (7203)

PSA Japan Weekly Research Round-Up for the week ending Nov 24:
The Weekly Comment by Pelham Smithers
How is the Japanese economy doing? Pelham Smithers looks forward to next week's many data releases, explaining what to expect, and what it will mean for the market............ 
Reports / Flash Notes Published This Week: Headlines at a Glance (Please contact our sales team for more details):
1. Chugai Pharmaceutical (4519) Positive Read through from US Tecentriq Data
2. Toyota (7203) - Implications of Volvo Providing Uber with Robotaxis
3. Daikin (6367) – Expansion Experts
4. Japan Technology Sector Strategy – Japan's "Sweet Sixteen"
Company / Sector / Thematic Comments at a Glance (Please contact our sales team for more details):
1. Toshiba (6502): Ultimately, it's a Question of Management
2. Sony (6758): Barron's Puff Piece / Animation Movie 'The Star' Opens Well / Fox Break-up / PS5
3. Square Enix (9684): Making Headway in Digital Publishing
Chemicals / Electronic Materials
4. TDK (6762): Plans an Early Entry into Solid-State Lithium-ion Batteries
5. Toray (3402): Not Rallying with the Solid-State Battery Plays

6. Toyota and Suzuki to Introduce EVs in India
7. Domestic Competition Potentially Getting Fiercer for Isuzu and Hino
Auto Parts / Machinery
8. Yaskawa (6506): Plant Tour Announced
9. KHI (7012): Reins in its Medium-Term Targets
10. Daifuku (6383): To Issue Shares
11. Koito (7276): Market Shaking off Koito Shanghai Divestiture Shock
12. H2 Outlook Comparison of this Week's Top 3 Performers in Automation
13. Digital Garage (4819): Exciting Partnerships in New Technologies
14. Start Today (3092): To Launch ZOZO Next Week
15. Daiichi Sankyo (4568): Analyst Upgrade as DS-8201 Moves to Phase 2 for GC
16. Even More Upside for Chugai / Roche's Tecentriq?
17. SoftBank (9884): Seven & I Bike Share Venture / Alibaba at All-time Highs/ Bank Proxy
18. A Slew of Underwhelming Economic Numbers
PSA Company Visits, Tours and Interviews:
• Earnings meetings: Sumitomo Chemical (4005, small meeting), Kanto Denka (4047), Kansai Paint (4613), Iwatani Sangyo (8088), Espec (6859), Hanwa Kogyo (8078), Watabe Wedding (4696), Punch Industry (6165), Meiwa Estate (8869), T&D Holding (8795), Tokio Marine (8766)
• Visited Toray (3402), Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings (4188), Ube Industries (4208), Sekisui Chemical (4204), Kaneka (4118)
• Had conference calls with TDK (6762), Mitsubishi Electric (6503) and Daikin (6367)

List of PSA Published Reports since Aug 2017 

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