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      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...

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      One of America’s top banking lobby groups has raised the prospect of suing Congress over its decision last year to...

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      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...

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      ‘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...

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      Derivatives houses to open accounts with Federal Reserve

      Derivatives brokers choosing where to park their margin money will now have the option of the world’s most powerful...

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      US economic growth cools in first quarter

      The US economy grew at its slowest pace in two years during the first three months of 2016, raising questions over the...

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      US economic growth cools in Q1

      The pace of US economic growth slowed in the first three months of 2016 to the lowest level in two years as a strong...

    6. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      BoJ leaves monetary policy unaltered

      The Bank of Japan has stood pat on monetary policy, electing to maintain its negative interest rate at the level...

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      April 28, 2016

      Japan leads Asian markets higher ahead of BoJ

      Japanese shares were leading Asia higher after data showing the country slipped back into deflation raised hopes the...

    8. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Fed holds, here comes Japan

      The Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold overnight, as expected, and Wall Street edged higher as the FOMC’s...

    9. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Fed takes less cautious tone - Wall St reacts

      Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday suggested their anxiety over a weak global economy and financial market...

    10. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      From March to April: How the Fed statement changed

      At its April meeting, the Federal Reserve omitted its previous remarks that “global economic and financial developments...

    11. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Dollar jumps, US stocks fluctuate on Fed statement

      The US dollar rose against the yen and bank stocks popped after the Federal Reserve withdrew a comment about global...

    12. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      US bank stocks add to gains after Fed

      The shares of US banks climbed after the Federal Reserve signaled that its concerns over the effect of financial market...

    13. April 27, 2016

      Fed concerns about global economic risks ease

      The Federal Reserve signalled that its concerns about global economic and financial hazards have eased since its...

    14. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Fed worries over global, financial developments ease

      The Federal Reserve signaled its concerns about global economic and financial hazards have eased somewhat since its...

    15. April 27, 2016

      Investors look for signs of future Fed action

      Global investors were looking for signs of future action by the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday, ahead of a Fed meeting...

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      April 27, 2016

      Oil prices hit highest level since November

      Internationally traded Brent crude and US benchmark West Texas Intermediate on Wednesday hit the highest level since...

    17. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Markets: Aussie tumbles; Apple cored

      Stocks are mixed and bond yields lower as sentiment is hit by poorly-received results from Apple, amid tentative...

    18. April 26, 2016

      Dollar stirs in currency jungle ready for a sustained run

      Something is stirring in the currency jungle, and those who know its terrain best wonder whether it’s the mighty beast...

    19. April 26, 2016

      Cyber thieves target bank systems after Bangladesh heist

      Cyber thieves who pulled off one of the biggest robberies in history when they raided the Bangladesh central bank in...

    20. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      US home price growth cools in Feb

      The pace of growth in US home prices cooled slightly in February, but held well above the rate of inflation in an...

    21. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Ex-Lehman BoE exec heading to NY hedge fund

      Bank of England executive Michael Hume has become the latest high profile regulator to move into the asset management...

    22. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Markets cautious with central bank action (and Apple) ahead

      Bourses are mixed, while major currencies and benchmark bonds are little changed, as investors exhibit caution ahead of...

    23. April 26, 2016

      Japan’s negative rate experiment is an alarm bell for the US

      Hirano Nobuyuki may be the bravest man in Japan. The chief executive of Mitsubishi UFJ earlier this month used a speech...

    24. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Asian markets in holding pattern ahead of C-bank meetings

      Asian shares dipped into the red on Tuesday after a week lead from Wall Street and as investors sit on the sidelines...

    25. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Philippines import growth slowed in February

      Growth in imports to the Philippines slowed dramatically in February, coinciding with a spell of weakness against the...

    26. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Weak lead from US sets tone for markets

      Asian markets look set to ease on Tuesday after Wall Street pulled its horns in ahead of this week’s central bank...

    27. April 25, 2016

      Stock indices drift as bank meetings loom

      Monday 20.30 BST. Global markets started the week tentatively, with oil prices dipping, corporate earnings season...

    28. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Cyclical sectors lead US stocks lower

      US stocks fell on Monday, with economically-sensitive sectors sustaining the heaviest selling, as investors braced for...

    29. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Energy stocks lead Wall Street lower

      US equity markets started the week in reverse-gear as energy stocks came under pressure and traders braced for a flood...

    30. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Global bond yields rise ahead of Fed decision later this week

      Government bond yields are edging up again today after jumping sharply last week, as the strengthening risk appetite...

    31. April 25, 2016

      US equity angst rises as Apple comes into focus

      Investors are ratcheting up their bets against US equities, as attention focuses on the results of a string of big...

    32. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      US stocks futures dip as crude slips

      US stock futures suggest markets look poised to begin Monday on the backfoot amid a slide in crude prices and following...

    33. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Energy stocks slip as equities indices ease back

      Energy and resource stocks are taking a toll on Europe’s main stock indices in a muted start to trade in a week when...

    34. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Opening calm

      It is set to be a busy week, with Barack Obama still in Europe and monetary policy meetings at both the US Federal...

    35. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Asian markets start busy week on the back foot

      At the start of a big week of economic data and monetary policy meetings, Asian markets were weaker on Monday. For...

    36. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Sidelined

      It’s one of those “big” weeks, with a lot going on in terms of monetary policy meetings and key economic releases....

    37. April 24, 2016

      Week Ahead Economic Outlook: Monetary policy in the spotlight

      This week features another episode of global currency wars, as two heavyweight contenders, the Federal Reserve and Bank...

    38. April 24, 2016

      Week Ahead Markets Diary: Fed expected to leave rates unchanged

      With the European Central Bank’s meeting in the rear view mirror, investors turn their attention to the Federal Reserve...

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