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  1. April 6, 2014

    Japan love of high-yielding currencies dwindles

    Japanese investors’ love of high-yielding currencies, epitomised by the popularity of so-called double-decker funds, appears...

  2. November 27, 2013

    Tougher regime for Turkish banks amid moves to temper credit boom

    By 2023, the centenary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey, the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to establish...

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  1. Investing in Turkey

    As Turkey tries to rein in its current account deficit and shift away from its heavy r...
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  1. November 6, 2013

    Mitsubishi Motors plans $2.1bn rights issue

    Mitsubishi Motors plans to raise up to Y210bn ($2.1bn) through a rights issue to repay other parts of the Mitsubishi group...

  2. August 23, 2013

    Rupiah drops as Indonesia announces deficit measures

    Calm in sovereign debt markets ensured some recovery against the dollar on foreign exchanges on Friday but Indonesia’s...

  3. August 7, 2013

    Sterling recovers poise after BoE guidance

    Sterling bounced after the Bank of England adopted forward guidance linked to the labour market, but added certain caveats...

  4. July 30, 2013

    Japan leads rush into southeast Asia

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has a fondness for airborne imagery when it comes to describing his country’s...

  5. July 23, 2013

    Dollar holds near monthly low

    The dollar remained at its lowest point in a month on Tuesday as investors took a gamble against the Federal Reserve...

  6. June 20, 2013

    BTMU fined $250m over US sanctions breaches

    Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ has agreed to pay $250m for violating New York state’s banking laws over transactions involving...

  7. June 11, 2013

    Yen jumps after BoJ policy decision

    Japan’s yen jumped sharply on Tuesday, soaring against higher-yielding emerging market and commodity currencies after the...

  8. January 20, 2013

    Economic Outlook: BoJ decision awaited

    Investors are likely to discover tomorrow what impact weeks of political pressure have had on the Bank of Japan as it...

  9. January 20, 2013

    Economic outlook: BoJ target in view

    Investors are likely to discover tomorrow what impact weeks of political pressure have had on the Bank of Japan as it...

  10. January 3, 2013

    Dollar and yen climb as risk rally fades

    The dollar and yen rose on Thursday as the rally that drove risk-sensitive assets to some of their biggest daily gains in...

  11. December 27, 2012

    MUFG unit to take stake in VietinBank

    Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, the core bank in the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, is to take a 20 per cent stake in VietinBank...

  12. December 2, 2012

    Japan bank chief warns on bond exposure

    The risk facing Japanese banks from their vast holdings of government bonds has been underlined by the chief executive of...

  13. November 29, 2012

    Sluggish start for yen/renminbi market

    Direct trading between the Japanese yen and the Chinese renminbi has got off to a sluggish start, checked by fears of a...

  14. October 26, 2012

    Nine more banks added to Libor probe

    Nine of the world’s biggest banks are facing increased scrutiny from US state prosecutors probing alleged attempts to...

  15. October 25, 2012

    Japanese banks: Back in the saddle

    After decades of looking with envy towards Japan’s bullet train, the legendary shinkansen, Britain’s beleaguered commuters...

  16. October 15, 2012

    Petrobras signs deal to produce Amazon gas

    Petrobras, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, has signed a deal with local start-up HRT and its Russian partner TNK-BP...

  17. September 12, 2012

    Talking Point: Can euro keep making gains?

    The euro has risen to multi-month highs after the European Central Bank unveiled plans to ease funding pressures on troubled...

  18. August 16, 2012

    Retail sales data boost sterling

    The euro powered ahead on Thursday, gaining ground on the dollar and other perceived havens against which the currency had...

  19. July 26, 2012

    Tokyo financials help break Asian losing run

    Asian stocks improved on Thursday, breaking a four-day losing streak as valuations were low enough to tempt investors back...

  20. July 2, 2012

    Euro loses summit impetus

    The euro surrendered some of its post-summit gains as weak US manufacturing data accelerated a trend of risk aversion in the...

  21. May 24, 2012

    Talking point: is yen still best haven?

    The Japanese yen wobbled this week following a credit rating downgrade from Fitch, but then recovered as the Bank of Japan...

  22. May 21, 2012

    Japan’s oil importers seek Iran solution

    Japanese importers are searching for new ways to pay for Iranian oil imports worth close to $3bn a month after a US district...

  23. May 17, 2012

    Japanese bank freezes Iranian assets

    One of Japan’s biggest banks has frozen assets belonging to the Iranian central bank after an order from a US district court...

  24. April 24, 2012

    BTMU to expand global markets business

    Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ is planning to hire about 200 people outside Japan to expand its global markets business in an...

  25. April 11, 2012

    Olympus rejects ISS criticism of proposals

    The dispute over the proposed new management of Olympus escalated on Wednesday when the scandal-hit Japanese camera makerhit...

  26. April 10, 2012

    ISS urges No vote over Olympus nominees

    An influential shareholder advisory firm has recommended that Olympus shareholders vote against the company’s nominees for...

  27. March 30, 2012

    Japan set for IPO activity, says Hirano

    Japan is poised for a period of substantial fundraising activity as companies face growing pressure to reform their...

  28. March 29, 2012

    Banks in Australia: roo-ing the day

    They came, they saw then they went away again. Australia’s stable banking market has always attracted foreign interest, but...

  29. March 21, 2012

    Foreign investors urge Olympus to rethink

    Foreign shareholders in Olympus are increasing the pressure on the scandal-hit company to reconsider its choice of a new...

  30. March 19, 2012

    Yen’s intraday reversal worthy of note

    Intraday reversals, on no specific news, tend to get the notice of traders. After weakening to Y110.13 versus the euro on...

  31. March 13, 2012

    Asian shares bounce as risk sentiment lifts

    Asian stocks were broadly higher as risk appetite picked up, but Japanese shares underperformed after a disappointing policy...

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    February 27, 2012

    Olympus under new management

    Olympus has appointed a new board including a chairman linked to its largest creditor, Sumitomo Mitsui, the FT...

  33. February 22, 2012

    Olympus is litmus test on governance

    The accounting fraud at Olympus has shattered public faith in the Japanese business establishment and prompted anxious calls...

  34. February 22, 2012

    Gulf loans weigh heavy on European banks

    European banks are struggling to sell off Middle East project finance loans as they refuse to lower their prices to match...

  35. February 15, 2012

    Will the Bank of Japan action help the economy?

    The Bank of Japan’s announcement of an additional Y10tn of asset purchases caught the markets by surprise and pushed the yen...

  36. February 10, 2012

    Euro slides on latest Athens impasse

    The euro ended a strong week on a sour note, retreating after hopes faded that a resolution to the Greek bail-out talks had...

  37. February 3, 2012

    Swiss probe 12 banks over Libor allegations

    The Swiss government is investigating 12 banks, including UBS and Credit Suisse, over allegations that their derivatives...

  38. February 2, 2012

    Troubled Elpida dismisses tie-up talk

    Elpida, the troubled Japanese chipmaker, dismissed talks of a possible tie-up with American or Taiwanese rivals even as it...

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