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      More yen weakness ahead, says Goldman

      The Bank of Japan will deliver its next monetary policy update on June 16, only a day after the Federal Reserve’s...

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      Yen strength returns after G7 meeting

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    1. May 18, 2016

      The ‘truce’ in global currency wars is on borrowed time

      The Chinese metropolis of Shanghai and the city of Sendai in Japan’s north are linked by a twice-weekly three-hour...

    2. May 18, 2016

      Japan fund managers create customised ETFs for central bank

      Japan’s fund management industry, pressed into national service, is launching exchange traded funds to further the...

    3. May 18, 2016

      Japan GDP growth rate jumps to 1.7%

      Japan’s economy grew at an annualised rate of 1.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2016, easily beating expectations of...

    4. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Japan GDP grows more than expected in 1Q, yen steadies

      Japan’s economy grew more than expected during the first three months of this year, a development that may dull the...

    5. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Australian dollar jumps as minutes show RBA's close call

      The Australian dollar is on track for its biggest gain in a month after the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to cut...

    6. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      MUFG shares up as investors weigh profit slide, buyback

      Shares in Japan’s biggest bank were outperforming the broader market a day after the lender flagged negative interest...

    7. May 13, 2016

      Global equities suffer investor flight

      Investors are pulling money from global equity funds at their fastest pace since 2011, as benchmark indices stall ahead...

    8. May 13, 2016

      Stocks struggle in face of oil weakness

      Friday 21:00 BST. Signs that US consumers were in rude health going into the second quarter helped the dollar end the...

    9. May 12, 2016

      BoJ board keeps hope of new stimulus alive

      The Bank of Japan was united against monetary easing in April but kept hopes of future stimulus alive by fretting about...

    10. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Euro credit: today it's breakfast & doughnut bonds

      Another day another flood of bonds issued in Europe. This morning breakfast bonds, doughnut bonds and boozy bonds are...

    11. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets weigh payrolls, oil, China trade

      US jobs and oil are front of mind for traders this morning, after some weak US labour market figures prompted some...

    12. Gavyn Davies

      May 8, 2016

      When secular stagnation meets protection

      One of the surprises of the Great Recession period since 2008 has been that global protection against free trade has...

    13. Fast FT

      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...

    14. Fast FT

      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...

    15. 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...

    16. Fast FT

      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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

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

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

    38. 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...

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