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  1. April 15, 2014

    Stocks end higher after volatile session

    Tuesday 21:00 BST. The deteriorating situation in Ukraine, fresh worries about China’s economic outlook and mixed data and...

  2. April 14, 2014

    Sceptics underestimate Japan’s policy shift

    Oscar Wilde once remarked that “anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination”. If that is the...

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  1. April 11, 2014

    Japan: time for BoJ to act

    Tadashi Yanai is not hopeful about Japanese consumers – but nor has he yet seen any effect on sales from the recent...

  2. April 11, 2014

    Equities pressured by fresh tech selling

    Friday 21:00 BST. Global equities were on the back foot at the end of a week dominated by a renewed sell-off for US...

  3. The World

    April 8, 2014

    Smart reads April 8, 2014

    From the FT: As India’s election gets underway, Amy Kazmin explains why the Congress party is gearing up for a big defeat....

  4. April 8, 2014

    BoJ holds off on extra monetary easing

    The Bank of Japan refrained from taking extra monetary easing measures on Tuesday, judging that progress towards its 2 per...

  5. FT Alphaville

    April 8, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Wall Street’s third consecutive day of tech-led sell-offs weighed on Asia-Pacific markets, with Japanese bourses...

  6. April 8, 2014

    Wall Street rallies as techs rebound

    Tuesday 21:00 BST. US stocks rebounded after three days of losses and their European counterparts pared early declines, as...

  7. Money Supply

    April 7, 2014

    Kurodanomics, one year on

    Last Friday marked the one-year anniversary of QQE – the aggressive monetary easing regime launched by Bank of Japan...

  8. FT Alphaville

    April 7, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets retreated, reflecting a view among investors that the Bank of Japan would not immediately increase...

  9. April 7, 2014

    Stocks slide as valuation worries grow

    Monday 21:00 BST. Global equities came under heavy selling pressure as the recent sell-off in technology stocks in the US...

  10. April 2, 2014

    Bailout requests colour Japan’s nuclear debate

    Renewed signs of the post-Fukushima strain on Japanese utilities’ finances emerged on Wednesday as Kyushu Electric Power...

  11. FT Alphaville

    April 2, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian stocks joined a global rally following gains on Wall Street, where stocks notched record highs to begin the...

  12. April 2, 2014

    Japanese companies cast doubt on BoJ inflation target

    Companies in Japan doubt that the central bank will be able to hit its 2 per cent target for price rises, according to a new...

  13. April 1, 2014

    Japanese retailers fear sharp business fall as sales tax rises

    Japanese retailers are forecasting an unexpectedly sharp deterioration in business conditions in the coming quarter, a...

  14. March 31, 2014

    Japanese sales tax rise is unlikely to force up inflation

    The surest way for ministers to make prices rise is to increase sales tax. But while Japan’s will rise today – from 5 to 8...

  15. March 30, 2014

    Sales tax rise threatens to derail Abenomics

    From supermarkets encouraging customers to stock up on toothpaste to convenience stores advertising cigarettes by the...

  16. March 26, 2014

    Wages and taxes will decide the fate of Abenomics

    Last year The Economist magazine devoted two colourful illustrations to the phenomenon of Abenomics, the radical policy to...

  17. FT Alphaville

    March 26, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, NEWS India’s Congress offers low-caste jobs pledge: India’s governing Congress party has promised in...

  18. March 24, 2014

    Japanese debt: Still climbing

    Last summer Takeshi Fujimaki ran for parliament on a platform of economic Armageddon. Japan’s debt was out of control, he...

  19. March 23, 2014

    Abe adviser warns on impact of tax rise

    A close adviser to Shinzo Abe has called for the Bank of Japan to take action “within one or two months” of next week’s...

  20. March 19, 2014

    BoJ stimulus hesitance feeds yen bulls

    There is nothing that foreign exchange traders like less than a listless, directionless market. But this is exactly what...

  21. March 14, 2014

    To boldly go where no bond has gone before

    The current macro environment should be familiar to this generation of investors and policy people. I think all, but...

  22. March 13, 2014

    Trimmed BoJ purchase sparks JGB price slide

    An announcement from the Bank of Japan that it would trim long-term bond purchases sparked alarm in the world’s biggest bond...

  23. March 12, 2014

    Prospect of ECB QE drives eurozone bond rally

    Policy orthodoxy can change quickly: quantitative easing, once considered a radical and potentially dangerous step into the...

  24. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * China opens door to new private banks | Groups such as Alibaba and Tencent will be encouraged to back 5...

  25. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2014

    London morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Europe prepares sanctions against Russia | Russian foreign minister says western proposals ‘did not fully...

  26. March 11, 2014

    BoJ holds steady despite export worries

    The Bank of Japan has refrained from adding another shot of stimulus in the weeks before a consumption tax rise, saying that...

  27. FT Alphaville

    March 10, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia’s major bourses fell into the red on disappointing economic data from China and Japan, while the Chinese...

  28. Money Supply

    March 9, 2014

    Forward guidance: no success like failure?

    Forward guidance is central banking’s latest fad. Since the nadir of the crisis, all four of the major central banks have...

  29. March 7, 2014

    Japan to class Bitcoin as a commodity

    Japan’s cabinet has declared that Bitcoin should be classed as a commodity rather than a currency, vowing to look into taxes...

  30. March 5, 2014

    ‘Financial tourists’ check in and out of Japan stock market

    Last year in Japan was a record one for tourism. More than 10m tourists came and went, many doing the rounds of the Zen...

  31. February 28, 2014

    US stocks press on to fresh record highs

    Friday 21:15 GMT. US stocks edged further into record territory – although not without a brief wobble – amid growing...

  32. The A-List

    February 26, 2014

    The instability in central bank divergence

    A careful reading of recent policy statements in advanced economies points to an intriguing possibility: after being forced...

  33. February 26, 2014

    Japan watchdog tightens scrutiny of Mt Gox

    Japan’s chief cabinet secretary has said that the government is “watching closely” over events at Mt Gox, the troubled...

  34. FT Alphaville

    February 24, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Buffett derivatives, feel the (credit) quality: Dan wonders if Berkshire’s own credit...

  35. FT Alphaville

    February 24, 2014

    Kuroda, here be expectations

    That shows 94 per cent of analyst from Bloomberg’s monthly survey expecting more QE from the BoJ, be it this quarter or...

  36. February 23, 2014

    Data to add detail on recovery path in US and UK

    Data published this week will give more detail on the recovery in the US and UK, while inflation numbers will help inform...

  37. February 21, 2014

    WhatsApp with world markets?

    After a miserable start to the decade, investors have clearly decided it is time to party again. Confidence is rising: an...

  38. FT Alphaville

    February 19, 2014

    More on Abenomics and the wage-employment tradeoff

    The recent economic news out of Japan hasn’t been encouraging. The FT’s Jonathan Soble writes that export growth in...

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