PRE-MARKET JAPANESE AND SOUTH KOREAN STOCK NEWS: North Korea is said to be open to denuclearization


Capcom (9697 JT)
– Co. is to conduct a 2-for-1 stock split effective April 1st. (Newswires)

McDonald’s Holdings (2702 JT)
– Co. Feb. same store sales rose 5.2% Y/Y. (Newswires)

Toshiba (6502 JT)
– Co. finances are said to be on course to return to pre-crisis levels. (Nikkei)

Yamato Holdings (9064 JT)
– Co. Feb. small-parcel delivery volumes declined 10% Y/Y. (Newswires)

– Japan ruling coalition partner Komeito party official says it is difficult to submit casino bill this month. (Newswires)

Other News
– BoJ Governor Kuroda stated in parliament that his comments last week did not mean exit would start as soon as FY19/20. (Newswires)



Kia (000270 KS)
– Co. targets over 500K unit sales in Europe for 2018. (Yonhap)

Other News
– South Korea Finance Ministry says they plan to focus on providing supportive financing terms to overseas infrastructure development projects to win more deals. (Yonhap)

– North Korea is said to be open to denuclearization if regime safety is guaranteed, according to South Korean Envoy. Furthermore, North Korea is said to be willing to freeze nuclear and missile activities during discussions with the US. (Newswires)
– US President Trump repeated he would like to go down a peaceful path but would be willing to go either way, while a senior administration official stated that the US stance to North Korea will not change unless it sees concrete moves for denuclearization. (Newswires)