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    1. June 30, 2015

      Yen is running out of wiggle room

      The Greek spectacle has descended from high drama to low farce, with the troubled country putting in a cheeky request for...

    2. June 26, 2015

      Japan job market tightest in 23 years

      The number of job openings per applicant in Japan has risen to its highest level in a generation amid growing signs of...

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      After long months in the dark, currencies are coming back into the light...
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    1. June 24, 2015

      Stocks slip amid lack of Greek progress

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. US and European stocks drifted lower and the euro edged ahead as a lack of progress in...

    2. June 19, 2015

      Bank of Japan shakes up forecast policy

      The Bank of Japan will become the first big central bank to publish individual economic forecasts by its board members as...

    3. June 16, 2015

      Yellen’s market-moving power on show

      Imagine Janet Yellen as Rory McIlroy, a nine-iron in her hands, measuring up her shot on to the green. That is how John...

    4. June 16, 2015

      Central banks stash cash for unwind shock

      It should be no surprise that in the Alice in Wonderland world of central banks these days — when preserving the value of...

    5. June 14, 2015

      Economic outlook: Fed interest rate announcement keenly awaited

      Inflation and interest rates are top of the agenda of this week’s announcements. On Wednesday the Federal Reserve announces...

    6. June 10, 2015

      Dollar setback good news for silver bulls

      The dollar index was back under pressure at mid-session on Wednesday, down to about 94.60 — nearly 6 per cent below the...

    7. June 10, 2015

      Kuroda remarks spark sharp yen rally

      The Japanese yen shot up 1.3 per cent on Wednesday after central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the currency was weak...

    8. June 10, 2015

      Reasons to fear a ‘triple taper tantrum’

      The “taper tantrum” during summer 2013 was a chastening exercise in exit communication. Since then, not only the Federal...

    9. June 9, 2015

      How to restore self-belief to the Japanese economy

      Watersheds in economic history are few and far between. A determined statesman may succeed in nudging the economy on to a...

    10. June 8, 2015

      Japan economy grows 3.9% in first quarter

      Japan’s economy grew at an annualised pace of 3.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2015 as revised data showed the best...

    11. June 4, 2015

      Peter Pan inspires Japan monetary policy

      Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda has revealed the inspirational force behind the central bank’s unprecedented monetary...

    12. June 3, 2015

      South Korea likely to take up arms in currency war

      The warning from Leon Trotsky that “you may not be interested in war but war is interested in you” might seem apt to Asian...

    13. June 2, 2015

      Japanese currency pierces Y125 barrier as slide deepens

      The yen dipped below Y125 against the US dollar for the first time since 2002 on Tuesday, continuing a slide that has now...

    14. June 2, 2015

      Euro lifted by Greek deal hopes and firmer inflation data

      Rumours of a Greek deal and stronger eurozone data helped to drive the euro to its biggest session rise in nearly three...

    15. May 29, 2015

      Japanese unemployment rate at lowest level since the late 1990s

      Job vacancies in Japan are at their highest in 23 years, while the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since the late...

    16. May 28, 2015

      Mixed view of Japan’s 10-day winning streak

      There is mixed news from Japan: the coastal whaling fleet killed 19 minke whales this year. This is the lowest since 2003,...

    17. May 27, 2015

      Bank of Japan accounts reveal anxiety over QE exit

      The Japanese government will miss out on Y201.8bn ($1.6bn) in Bank of Japan profits this year as the central bank piles up...

    18. May 24, 2015

      Hopes for further evidence of Japanese recovery

      Bank holidays in the UK and US today mark the start of a quiet week of data releases for many of the major economies. The...

    19. May 22, 2015

      IMF calls on Bank of Japan to expand monetary easing

      The International Monetary Fund has called on the Bank of Japan to expand its monetary easing in an all-out effort to push...

    20. May 20, 2015

      Currency traders seek clear signal for a weaker yen

      On Wednesday afternoon in Tokyo, the chief currency analyst at one of Japan’s biggest investment banks was winding up his...

    21. May 20, 2015

      Japan GDP data suggests struggle for momentum

      Japan’s economy grew at an annualised pace of 2.4 per cent in the first quarter but mainly due to a huge build-up in...

    22. May 19, 2015

      Key questions in big week for Japan data

      Japan will get a progress report on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic stimulus in a big week for economic data, with the...

    23. May 17, 2015

      Investors look for clues in bank minutes

      After a deluge of economic data sent the euro soaring over recent days, investors will be keeping their gaze on central bank...

    24. May 15, 2015

      Weaker yen rekindles Japanese equity fund inflows

      The Bank of Japan has rejected the idea of an imminent injection of further monetary stimulus into the economy, amid growing...

    25. May 11, 2015

      Abenomics is only a risk if it is allowed to fail

      Japan suffers from an ageing population, persistent deflation and knotty structural problems in its labour market and energy...

    26. April 30, 2015

      The west can look for answers in Japan’s lost decades

      Has Japan turned a corner? Three years after Shinzo Abe, prime minister, began deploying his three arrows of monetary...

    27. April 30, 2015

      Japan maintains pace of monetary stimulus

      The Bank of Japan has finally admitted defeat and changed its timetable for reaching 2 per cent inflation as sluggish growth...

    28. April 29, 2015

      Implied volatility shows sanguine dealers

      Less than 10 hours on Wednesday through Thursday will have separated the policy decisions and statements of the US Federal...

    29. April 28, 2015

      Why Japan is vulnerable

      As the eurozone’s great experiment with negative interest rates continues apace, the dynamic of global capital flows has...

    30. April 27, 2015

      Bets on yen weakness scaled back

      Currency investors and strategists say the prospect of a weaker yen against the dollar rests on a sharper divergence between...

    31. April 26, 2015

      Bank of Japan forced to cut economic forecasts as inflation dips

      The Bank of Japan will be forced to cut its growth and inflation forecasts this week, but officials are signalling that...

    32. April 21, 2015

      Abe selects Toyota adviser for Bank of Japan policy board

      Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has moved to reinforce the Bank of Japan’s fight against deflation by appointing a Toyota adviser...

    33. April 12, 2015

      Japan’s regional banks feel impact of BoJ stimulus

      Monetary stimulus is forcing Japan’s regional banks to take risk on foreign debt and equity-like securities, the sector’s...

    34. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email hereAyatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, has accused the US of distorting the...

    35. April 8, 2015

      BoJ maintains monetary policy despite missing inflation target

      The Bank of Japan has kept monetary policy on hold even as its initial two-year deadline for increasing inflation to 2 per...

    36. FT Alphaville

      April 8, 2015

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      You can sign up to receive the email here Royal Dutch Shell is in “advanced” talks to buy BG Group for GBP46bn ($68bn), a 50...

    37. April 6, 2015

      US non-manufacturing data watched for signs of recovery slowdown

      The Bank of Japan and the Bank of England will both make policy announcements this week. In terms of data, highlights...

    38. April 2, 2015

      Corporate Japan expects inflation to slip

      Inflation expectations among Japanese companies have weakened slightly, according to one of the Bank of Japan’s favourite...

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