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    1. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Firmer yen weighs on Japanese equities

      Equities across the Asia Pacific region are set to end the week on a downbeat note, with Japanese stocks in particular...

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      July 21, 2016

      Supersonic helicopters with stealth capabilities and formidable arsenals...

      Helicopter money has been going through an important conceptual transition this month. For years it was deemed the...

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      July 21, 2016

      Kuroda: 'No possibility' for helicopter money in Japan

      The yen has strengthened nearly 1 per cent against the dollar after Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda poured cold...

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      July 21, 2016

      Bank Indonesia defies cut hopes to keep rates hold

      Indonesia’s central bank held steady on another interest rate cut on Thursday, opting to step away from another rate...

    5. July 20, 2016

      Dollar hits four-month high as talk of Fed rate rise revives

      Renewed interest in the idea of a US rate rise pushed the dollar to its highest level against its peers in four months,...

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      July 19, 2016

      Your post-Brexit asset performance update

      From Deutsche’s House View: Do click to enlarge, but in summary, GBP is still ugly while a bunch of other stuff is...

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      July 19, 2016

      European stocks slip as sentiment dips

      Stock markets are slipping and government bond prices climbing as US equity futures ease from record levels amid...

    8. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      Japanese markets defy regional sell-off

      Most Asian stock markets were weaker on Tuesday morning, with Japanese shares managing to avoid the sell-off as...

    9. July 18, 2016

      Bank of Japan: a distant whirring sound

      He did not have to arrive by helicopter. Ben Bernanke landed in Tokyo last week for a chat with Bank of Japan governor...

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      July 18, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: Softbank bets on post-Brexit Britain

      Softbank’s blockbuster offer for Arm Holdings, British Land’s wariness and Boris Johnson’s Brussels debut as foreign...

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      July 17, 2016

      Japan flirts with helicopter money

      The yen recorded its sharpest drop in the past three decades last week, as markets sniffed the possibility of...

    12. July 15, 2016

      Wall Street retreats from record high

      Friday 21:00 BST. US and European stocks closed out a strong week on a slightly subdued note, even as further positive...

    13. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      EM equities having best week in 4 months

      Emerging market equities are on track for their biggest weekly rally in four months, while EM currencies and bonds are...

    14. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Pound, Japan stocks, yen, eye monster weekly moves

      Maybe you’ve been too caught up in Pokémon Go fever to notice, but it has been a BIG week for Japanese stocks, the yen...

    15. Fast FT

      July 14, 2016

      Government bonds sell-off amid risk-on rally

      Government bond yields in the US and elsewhere rose on Thursday as expectations that central banks will unleash fresh...

    16. FT Alphaville

      July 14, 2016

      The perpetual JGB cometh

      And you may be able to blame Ben Bernanke for it (via Bloomberg): Etsuro Honda, who has emerged as a matchmaker for...

    17. Global Market Overview

      July 14, 2016

      Traders bullish ahead of BoE decision

      Equity markets are broadly bullish and bond yields are nudging higher as traders await a highly anticipated policy...

    18. July 13, 2016

      Wall Street rally runs out of steam

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. Wall Street’s record-setting post-Brexit vote rally ran out of steam as energy stocks were...

    19. July 13, 2016

      Bank of Tokyo quits as primary dealer for Japanese government bonds

      Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ has formally resigned from the rarefied club of primary underwriters of Japanese...

    20. FT Alphaville

      July 13, 2016

      The Fed's FX swap facilities have been quiet... too quiet?

      One interesting quirk of the post-Brexit market mess has been the lack of any mad dash for emergency dollar liquidity —...

    21. Global Market Overview

      July 13, 2016

      Stocks lose momentum after Wall Street records

      US and European equity gauges are struggling for traction as the post-Brexit global risk on rally that took Wall Street...

    22. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Japan’s BTMU quits JGB primary dealers’ club

      Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Japan’s biggest financial group, has quit as a primary dealer of the nation’s sovereign...

    23. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Pokémonetary policy: yen, stocks swing on helicopter money

      BREAKING: We have obtained what is believed to be a screenshot from Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s smartphone...

    24. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Japanese markets trim gains as yen strengthens, Asia still higher

      Another record high for Wall Street and sustained expectations the Bank of Japan is gearing up to further loosen...

    25. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Yen-tal as anything: The dips are getting bigger

      Japanese stocks are staging some of their strongest winning streaks on record as growing expectations for monetary...

    26. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Another record for Wall St, China trade data

      Global stock markets rallied and government bond markets went into retreat as receding concerns about Brexit and...

    27. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      10-year Treasury yield jumps after lacklustre auction

      The price of US 10-year Treasury notes skidded on Tuesday, sending the yield to the highest level in more than two...

    28. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Pound rallies most against yen in 3 years

      The yen is getting pounded. Sterling rose by the most against the yen in over three years on Tuesday amid somewhat...

    29. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Definitely May-be: political 'stability' props up pound

      The pound is having its best day in roughly a fortnight, propped up by news Theresa May will become Britain’s new prime...

    30. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Asian markets continue rally, weak yen boosts Japan

      Asian stock markets continued a global rally on Tuesday as the afterglow of solid US jobs numbers pushed Wall Street to...

    31. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Yen swings into decline, through ¥‎103

      For a while today, it looked like the yen was going to stage a recovery after Monday’s sell-off. But not at the moment....

    32. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Producer prices in Japan weak, as expected

      There’s little in the latest producer price inflation numbers to allay concerns of a soft inflation outlook for Japan’s...

    33. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: S&P 500's record close, yen slide

      Asian stocks are set to climb this morning after the S&P 500 closed at a record high on Monday and the yen staged its...

    34. July 11, 2016

      Yen retreats after Shinzo Abe secures victory

      Prime minister Shinzo Abe’s election victory in Japan’s upper house renewed market faith in his embattled economic...

    35. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      Japanese shares leap, yen slides as BoJ rumours fly

      Japanese stocks staged one of their biggest one-day rallies this year amid speculation the Bank of Japan could be...

    36. FT Alphaville

      July 11, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: Looking to Europe

      US and Asia markets rally; is Europe next? FT Opening Quote is your early Square Mile briefing. You can sign up for the...

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      July 11, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: Nintendo, LafargeHolcim, Lloyds

      FT Opening Quote is your early Square Mile briefing, written by Robert Armstrong. You can sign up for the full...

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      July 11, 2016

      Yen weakens amid reports of Bernanke's BoJ visit

      The yen has taken a slide in afternoon trade. Details are sketchy at this stage, but former Federal Reserve chairman...

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