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      Japan's industrial output growth deteriorates in July

      Japan’s industrial output shrank by the most since January, providing an ominous start to third-quarter growth. On a...

    2. 15 hours ago

      Japanese stocks and the BoJ: a study in distortion

      From July 29, when the Bank of Japan said it would nearly double its annual purchases of exchange traded funds from...

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    1. The Exchange

      August 30, 2016

      Jackson Hole was a missed opportunity for a policy pivot

      Two contextual realities formed the backdrop to this year’s Jackson Hole symposium of central bankers, academics and...

    2. Fast FT

      August 30, 2016

      Contraction in Japan's household spending moderates in July

      A spot of less bad news for Japan as overall household spending fell in July for a fifth-straight month, albeit at a...

    3. August 29, 2016

      Wall Street starts week on positive note

      Monday 5:25pm BST. Wall Street started the week on a positive note, as Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s confidence...

    4. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Yen, stocks react as Japan falls further into deflation

      A stronger yen, as data showed Japan sank further into deflationary territory, weighed on Japanese exporters on Friday...

    5. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Pressure mounts on BoJ as CPI declines in July

      We all saw that Shinzo “Super Mario” Abe, Japan’s prime minister, managed to drill a hole through the earth from Tokyo...

    6. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Yellen o'clock, Japan CPI

      Not even a recovery in oil prices could prop up stocks overnight as investors stuck to the sidelines ahead of a...

    7. August 25, 2016

      Japan governance: holding patterns

      An insight into market positioning is critical when picking stocks. In Japan this has never been more true, complicated...

    8. August 23, 2016

      Negative interest rates are not the drama they seem

      Ah, for the good old days of quantitative easing when central bankers agreed what needed to be done to spur economic...

    9. August 22, 2016

      Nikkei/Topix difference matters more now

      As long as the music is playing, the former Citigroup chief executive Charles “Chuck’’ Prince so memorably recommended...

    10. Fast FT

      August 22, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Dollar stabilises

      The US dollar continues to recover in Asia this morning, having risen on Friday for the first time in six sessions....

    11. August 19, 2016

      Dollar stabilises after volatile week

      Friday 21:00 BST. The dollar recovered some poise after hitting seven-week lows against the yen and the euro earlier...

    12. August 18, 2016

      Dollar struggles in wake of Fed minutes

      Thursday 21:00 BST. The dollar continued to struggle and US equities inched towards recent record highs as participants...

    13. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Buck on back foot after Fed; yen leads the pack

      The Japanese yen is back on the up, with the dollar below ¥‎100, hitting Tokyo stocks, as the US currency struggles for...

    14. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Yen hovers around ¥‎100 mark, weighs on sentiment in Asia

      The Japanese yen broke through the ¥‎100 per dollar mark again on Thursday as the US currency endured some choppy...

    15. August 17, 2016

      Dollar choppy in wake of Fed minutes

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. The dollar saw choppy trading, shorter-term Treasury prices turned higher and stocks nudged into...

    16. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Yen cools, pressure lifts from stocks

      Equity benchmarks are mostly firmer as calmer conditions prevail in forex with the dollar recovering ground after a...

    17. August 16, 2016

      Yen falls below ¥100 against dollar for first time since Brexit

      The yen strengthened to beyond the psychologically significant ¥100 mark against the dollar for the first time since...

    18. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      Japan 'closely watching' markets as yen keeps climbing

      The Japanese government has responded to today’s moves in the yen, claiming that it is “closely watching FX markets...

    19. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      Yen hits five-week high; dollar sinks to ¥100

      Over to you, Bank of Japan. The yen has rallied to a five-week high against the dollar, up 1.2 per cent on Tuesday and...

    20. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      Asian stocks struggle despite Wall St's triple record

      Another day of record highs for Wall Street failed to inspire stocks in Asia, with gauges around the region struggling...

    21. August 15, 2016

      Wall Street reaches fresh record highs

      Monday 21:00 BST. Wall Street started the week on a solid note, setting yet more record highs as oil prices reached...

    22. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Stagnant: Analysts react to disappointing Japanese GDP

      Japan just can’t catch a break. In a day expected to be mainly event free on the diary front, a major economic release...

    23. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      European stocks flirting with seven-week highs

      Stock markets are mostly firmer, with Wall Street looking to record another fresh high, as disappointing economic data...

    24. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Japanese industrial production trumps expectations

      Japanese industrial production in June, which already beat economists’ expectations when first announced, has come in...

    25. August 15, 2016

      BoE bond-buying need not end badly for markets

      Investors in long maturity UK government bonds are unlikely to quickly forget the joys of last week. It is rare that...

    26. August 15, 2016

      Weak Japan growth raises pressure on BoJ to boost demand

      Japan’s economy grew sharply less than expected in the second quarter, heaping more pressure on policymakers to...

    27. August 14, 2016

      Week Ahead Markets Diary: Investors await tone of Fed minutes

      US equity markets touched fresh record highs propelled by oil prices and a rally in shares of department stores last...

    28. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      Week ahead: Fed minutes, Japan GDP, Walmart

      US equity markets touched fresh record highs propelled by oil prices and a rally in shares of department stores this...

    29. Fast FT

      August 10, 2016

      Producer price deflation in Japan eases in July

      There were some encouraging signs in the latest Japanese wholesale inflation data as prices contracted in July at a...

    30. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      Oh so quiet: old-fashioned summer lull sets in

      After a Brexit-fuelled bumpy start, the summer lull has well and truly set in. In fact, it’s turning out to be one of...

    31. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      Japan machine tool orders contract for 12th straight month

      When will there be good news? Orders for machine tools in Japan took a sharp dive last month, continuing a terrible run...

    32. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      BoJ: more questions than answers

      Strange times at the Bank of Japan. Its most recent pronouncement left the market underwhelmed, and there’ll be a...

    33. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      BoJ: easing fatigue and another inflation delay?

      The Bank of Japan could tweak the way it communicates its decision-making – and one member thinks its timetable for...

    34. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Wall Street record, China trade

      Stocks in Asia look set to gain after a solid non-farm payrolls report soothed nerves about the US economy and helped...

    35. August 7, 2016

      ‘The Bank of Japan has disappointed again’

      Three years have passed since Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, vowed to reinflate his country’s economy with...

    36. FT Alphaville

      August 4, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - “Sex is a three-letter word that has rarely appeared in an Investment Outlook until now” –...

    37. Fast FT

      August 4, 2016

      Japanese stocks sell off as yen strengthens

      Exporters were leading the Japanese stock market lower as the yen began to strengthen again, and a recovery in oil...

    38. August 3, 2016

      Wall Street stages tentative rebound

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. A rally for energy and financial stocks helped US and European equity indices inch higher...

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