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      It’s time for investors to admit it: Abenomics has failed

      The past few weeks have not been happy ones for many central bankers — and none more so than Haruhiko Kuroda, the...

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      Economists see greater chance of BoJ easing

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    1. Fast FT

      15 hours ago

      Japan higher amid mixed post-Brexit session for Asia

      Asian stock markets were struggling on Monday as investors continued to process the implications of the UK’s decision...

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      18 hours ago

      Markets cautiously lower in Brexit aftermath

      Early Monday is seeing slight falls as markets get underway. Banks are braced however with extra staff on hand....

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      June 24, 2016

      'True mayhem' - Japanese markets reel from Brexit vote

      Japanese trading floors lurched from frenzied activity to silent disbelief in the closing minutes of Friday trading, as...

    4. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2016

      Brexit: the monetarists weigh in

      We are full-on tin hats mode here on Alphaville, as we pass along interesting commentary as fast as we spot it. Two of...

    5. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Japan braces for Brexit fallout

      Japanese authorities were locked in crisis meetings as the vote for Brexit sent the yen crashing through Y100 to the...

    6. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Japan stocks 8% lower amid Kuroda comments

      As the Tokyo afternoon session entered its final hour with stocks in the Topix index almost 8 per cent down on the day...

    7. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2016

      Holy &%$# -- now what? Questions for the day after

      That’s it. That thing that seemed first impossible, then worryingly plausible, then shockingly probable — it’s actually...

    8. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Japan's finance minister to hold presser amid turmoil

      Japanese finance minister Taro Aso (pictured) will hold a press conference at 1.15pm local time – 5.15am in London –...

    9. The Exchange

      June 22, 2016

      Spillover risks boost the case for central banks to co-ordinate

      Calls for international policy co-ordination have often been rejected by policymakers on the grounds that cross-border...

    10. FT Alphaville

      June 22, 2016

      Brexit lessons from Black Wednesday (updated)

      Friends, advisors, clients, counterparties: it’s almost over. By Friday we’ll have emerged from the tyranny of the...

    11. June 20, 2016

      IMF urges Japan to ‘reload’ Abenomics

      Japan must redouble economic stimulus or admit that it will take years to reach inflation of 2 per cent, the...

    12. Fast FT

      June 20, 2016

      IMF: 'Abenomics needs reloading'

      Japan requires an overhaul of its economic strategy three years into its ambitious “Abenomics” programme, the...

    13. June 19, 2016

      Brexit dominates fears for the global economy

      The sentiment guiding international investors and policymakers over the last week could perhaps best be expressed by a...

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      June 19, 2016

      Whatever happened to the China crisis?

      In January, the markets panicked about a hard landing in China, accompanied by fears of a sudden devaluation of the...

    15. June 19, 2016

      Quantitative exhaustion smothers markets

      Is quantitative failure, in other words the diminishing power of central bank bond-buying to stimulate growth, a risk...

    16. June 17, 2016

      Japan: The dash to stash

      Mrs Togawa leaves her house in western Tokyo determined to buy a safe. She has come to a shop with a great selection, a...

    17. Fast FT

      June 17, 2016

      Yen eyes longest winning streak in two months

      The yen is on the March in European trading. Japan’s currency had been as much as 0.6 per cent weaker during the Asian...

    18. Fast FT

      June 17, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: TGIF

      It could be with some relief that investors in Asia will welcome the final day of a volatile trading week, with late,...

    19. June 16, 2016

      Yen gains ground in volatile session

      Thursday 21:00 BST. An exceptionally volatile session saw a resumption of Brexit-fuelled risk aversion drive the yen...

    20. June 16, 2016

      Brexit: Central banks brace for vote

      Central bankers from across the world are on standby for the possible fallout from a British vote to leave the EU, as...

    21. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Euro banking index hits lowest level since 2012

      An index tracking European banks has hit its lowest level since August 2012 as nervousness has once again taken hold...

    22. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      ECB ready to 'cushion' markets with liquidity after Brexit – Nowotny

      With just seven days before Britain heads to the polls, the world’s central bankers are slowly revealing more details...

    23. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      ECB warns of Brexit risk to eurozone growth

      Growth in the eurozone is at risk from Britain’s EU referendum and host of looming geopolitical risks, the European...

    24. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Deutsche Bank shares hit all-time low

      Shares in Deutsche Bank have slumped to their lowest ever level as European bank stocks across the board are taking a...

    25. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Yen stands out as dollar wilts after Fed, pound misses out

      The yen is at a two-year high, the US dollar is under sustained pressure and demand for developed world government debt...

    26. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Yen continues to strengthen

      Stop the ride, stop the ride! Haruhiko Kuroda wants to get off. The yen has continued to strengthen in European trade...

    27. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Central banks in 'close communication' over Brexit vote - Kuroda

      The Bank of Japan is in “close communication” with the Bank of England and other global central banks ahead of the...

    28. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Yen rallying hard, Japan stocks down 3% on BoJ hold

      Japanese stocks down more than 3 per cent. Yen at an almost 22-month high. Let’s all give the Bank of Japan a big round...

    29. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: all eyes on the Bank of England

      The BoJ and the Fed have both stood pat on monetary policy – now it’s the Bank of England’s turn. Not that anyone is...

    30. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Asian markets under pressure, BoJ stands pat

      The Japanese yen rose to its highest level in almost 22 months and government bond yields fell to record lows after the...

    31. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Bank of Japan: chuffed at home, cautious abroad

      The Bank of Japan struck a moderately confident tone on domestic trends in its decision to stand pat today, but...

    32. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Dollar below ¥105 for first time since Sep 2014

      The yen has surged to its strongest level in almost 22 months after the Bank of Japan refrained from easing monetary...

    33. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Bank of Japan stands pat, yen jumps

      The Bank of Japan has again stood pat on monetary policy, as expected, electing to maintain its negative interest rate...

    34. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Japan bond yields strike new lows ahead of BoJ

      It happened again: more record lows for Japanese government bond yields. Investors are snapping up JGBs ahead of the...

    35. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: BoJ, Oz jobs, a dovish Fed

      A dovish policy statement from the Federal Reserve as it kept interest rates on hold undermined the US dollar and...

    36. Fast FT

      June 15, 2016

      JGB yields hit record lows ... again

      Surprise, surprise, Japanese government bond yields have hit record lows. In afternoon trade in Tokyo, the yield on...

    37. Fast FT

      June 15, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: MSCI delays China decision, Fed

      It’s shaping up as another messy day, with global markets caught in a tide of major events and debates. For investors...

    38. June 14, 2016

      Risk aversion grows as Brexit fears build

      Tuesday 21:00 BST. Intensifying concerns over the possibility of the UK voting to quit the European Union continued to...

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