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      May 2, 2016

      US stocks bounce, casino operators rally

      US stocks began the month on the front foot as they recovered from their worst weekly performance since February. The...

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      May 2, 2016

      Dollar index at lowest level since January 2015

      Still falling. Dollar bulls have been licking their wounds over the past week as slowing US growth further dampens...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      Yen still strengthening: will it break through ¥100?

      The yen is firmer on Monday, sitting at an eighteen month high after strengthening as much as 0.3 per cent. It has been...

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      May 2, 2016

      Japan leads Asian markets lower in quiet session

      Japanese shares were leading Asia lower after the yen hit its strongest level in 18 months in a holiday-affected...

    3. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Gold poised for best week since Feb as dollar weakens

      Gold is poised for its best week in 11, as weakness in the US dollar and demand for safe haven assets helped lift the...

    4. April 29, 2016

      The curse of slow growth afflicts the US economy

      This week, the central banks of the world’s two richest advanced nations decided to do nothing. One of those decisions,...

    5. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      S&P 500 poised for first weekly decline in three

      The S&P 500 fell on Friday and was set to post its first weekly decline in three as traders parsed corporate earnings...

    6. April 29, 2016

      Yen surges to 18-month high after Bank of Japan inaction

      The yen is on track for its biggest weekly gain since the depths of the 2008 financial crisis after the Bank of Japan’s...

    7. FT Alphaville

      April 29, 2016

      Explaining the BoJ's reticence

      You’ll have noticed that the yen and Nikkei were displeased yesterday. Like throw your toys out of the pram because you...

    8. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      European markets soft; gold and yen sparkle

      European stocks are mirroring a mostly soft Asian session as the Japanese yen surges to an 18-month high after Wall...

    9. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Yen still going strong in best week since 2008

      And it… won’t back down. The yen is still pushing higher after yesterday’s surprise decision by the Bank of Japan to...

    10. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: play it again, yen

      Japanese markets are closed for a national holiday, but the yen is still strengthening. The yen has appreciated by 4.1...

    11. April 29, 2016

      Japanese equity funds hit by further outflows

      The rapid ascent of the yen has fuelled a retreat from Japanese equity funds, with portfolio managers suffering seven...

    12. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Yen at 18-month high, dollar at eight-month low

      There was no let-up for currency markets on Friday as the yen continued to climb and the dollar continued to fall. With...

    13. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Asian markets mixed as yen continues to climb

      The yen hit its highest point in 18 months on Friday, keeping Asian stocks subdued a day after the Bank of Japan...

    14. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      PBoC raises renminbi midpoint fix for yen most since 2008

      The People’s Bank of China lowered the midpoint for the renminbi’s trading band against the yen on Friday morning by...

    15. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Japan takes a break

      TGIAPHIJ: Thank goodness it’s a public holiday in Japan. It is perhaps something of a relief for investors that the...

    16. April 28, 2016

      Yen surges but stocks fall as BoJ keeps status quo

      Thursday 21:30 BST. US stocks faltered in the New York afternoon having regained ground from opening losses tied to a...

    17. April 28, 2016

      ‘Dot plot’ can help anticipate Fed’s move

      Three central bankers did nothing. One moved the markets. Haruhiko Kuroda’s decision to eschew further policy...

    18. April 28, 2016

      The Bank of Japan risks a reputation for caprice

      Another monetary policy decision by the Bank of Japan, and another occasion on which financial markets have been left...

    19. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      US stocks poised to slide on BoJ jitters

      US stock-index futures pointed to a solidly lower open after the Bank of Japan surprised some investors by holding...

    20. April 28, 2016

      Yen surges and stocks sink after Bank of Japan keeps policy on hold

      The yen surged by 3 per cent and equities slumped after the Bank of Japan dashed market hopes of stimulus despite data...

    21. April 28, 2016

      Bank of Japan stays on hold: Why the disappointment?

      Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda dashed market hopes for monetary easing on Thursday, choosing to keep policy on...

    22. April 28, 2016

      Japanese yen, bonds and stocks in Abenomics era: charts

      The Bank of Japan confounded most investors’ expectationson Thursday by leaving its policy unchanged, sending the yen...

    23. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Market Minute vid: Fed plays second fiddle; BoJ shakes up markets

      Top market themes, in one minute: More video...

    24. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Yen eyes one of its biggest gains of past decade

      Four sessions: How long it took the yen to climb by 3 per cent after the Bank of Japan announced negative interest...

    25. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Kuroda: helicopter money is illegal

      Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda has dismissed the immediate prospect of “helicopter money” being deployed in...

    26. FT Alphaville

      April 28, 2016

      Today in disappointed markets...

      UPDATE: JPY through Y108 as Kuroda says helicopter money is illegal. Of course, definitions matter where that is...

    27. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Bank of Japan rumbles global markets

      The yen is surging and stocks are taking a hit after the Bank of Japan dashed traders hopes of further stimulus...

    28. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Runaway yen: still soaring after BoJ flop

      Safe to say other currencies are melting in the face of the runaway yen today, as this dollar chart shows: The BoJ...

    29. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: BoJ ripples

      It has been a busy 24 hours for various central banks around the world but all, including the Bank of Japan and the US...

    30. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Nikkei slumps as yen punches through ¥110 mark

      The yen surged and the Nikkei fell as the Bank of Japan announced monetary policy would remain unaltered in their...

    31. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      BoJ leaves monetary policy unaltered

      The Bank of Japan has stood pat on monetary policy, electing to maintain its negative interest rate at the level...

    32. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Japan leads Asian markets higher ahead of BoJ

      Japanese shares were leading Asia higher after data showing the country slipped back into deflation raised hopes the...

    33. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      JPY steady(ish) ahead of BoJ decision

      After opening flat the yen weakened as much as 0.4 per cent to ¥111.88 during morning trade on Thursday, ahead of a...

    34. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Japanese industrial production recovers in March

      This might be the best piece of data the Bank of Japan sees this morning before making its policy decision later today,...

    35. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Japan's jobless rate eased in March

      Given the country is back in deflation again, Japan’s policymakers might need to celebrate any positive data they can...

    36. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Japan back in deflation as consumer prices retreat

      You’re gonna need a bigger bazooka, Mr Kuroda: Japan has slipped back into deflation. Japan’s March inflation data...

    37. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Fed holds, here comes Japan

      The Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold overnight, as expected, and Wall Street edged higher as the FOMC’s...

    38. April 27, 2016

      Stocks edge higher on Fed economy update

      Wednesday 23:00 BST. Stock markets picked up gingerly, while oil prices continued to recover and government bond yields...

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