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      Week ahead: US jobs, Berkshire meeting, Abe tour

      Having digested the latest monetary policy decision from the US and Japan, investors turn their attention to Berkshire...

    2. FT Alphaville

      April 28, 2016

      Today in disappointed markets...

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    1. April 25, 2016

      ‘Big easing’ predicted from BoJ as yen rises

      The yen climbed for the first time in a week against the dollar as traders and investors looked to Bank of Japan...

    2. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Go big or go home? Next steps for the Bank of Japan

      The Bank of Japan’s next policy announcement is coming up on Thursday, and after January’s surprise move into negative...

    3. Fast FT

      April 15, 2016

      Yen strength? Japanese currency limps into Friday

      After the yen’s giddy surge in early April, the Japanese currency has come off the boil and is toying with its fourth...

    4. April 11, 2016

      John Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima

      John Kerry has become the first sitting US secretary of state to visit a memorial to his country’s atomic bombing of...

    5. beyondbrics

      April 8, 2016

      We need more and better coordinated action to stem the roots of terror and forced migration

      From the horrifying scenes in Ivory Coast, Mali and Brussels to the tragic refugee crisis in Lebanon and on Europe’s...

    6. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      UK clocks worst February goods trade deficit ever

      The UK’s trade in goods deficit clocked in at £11.96bn in February, significantly worse than economists had expected...

    7. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Yen Speak: Key phrase to watch for signs BoJ may crack

      How fluent are you in Yen Speak? It may be worth brushing up now that authorities are growing more frustrated with the...

    8. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Japanese officials losing patience with the yen

      It seems Japanese officials are losing patience with recent movements in the Japanese yen. The Japanese currency is...

    9. FT Alphaville

      April 7, 2016

      JP(wh)Y?

      Kuroda et al might want to look away: That’s the yen being “whacked to the lowest since October 2014″ (when the BoJ...

    10. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Yen rally: Are we there yet?

      Opinion is split on this one. The Japanese currency yesterday cracked Y110 to the dollar line for the first time since...

    11. March 29, 2016

      Japan PM Shinzo Abe stays firm on consumption tax rise

      Japan’s prime minister insists he will raise consumption tax to 10 per cent next year and has hinted that another...

    12. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      No backing away from consumption tax rise: Japan PM

      Japan’s planned consumption tax rise to 10 per cent “will go ahead as planned”, the prime minister Shinzo Abe has...

    13. March 25, 2016

      Japan and Canada show some fiscal good sense

      With monetary policy being forced into ever more contorted positions to continue stimulating sluggish economies,...

    14. March 21, 2016

      Osborne ‘in hiding’ as Tory MPs attack

      George Osborne might be presiding over the fastest growing economy in the G7, with inflation close to zero and near...

    15. Fast FT

      February 19, 2016

      UK government finances record £11.2bn January surplus

      George Osborne’s chances of meeting his fiscal targets for the year are on a knife edge, despite a surge in income-tax...

    16. February 18, 2016

      ‘Jobs miracle’ comes at cost of dire output and weak wages

      Britain’s productivity has fallen even further behind its peers, resulting in a record shortfall. The official figures...

    17. February 18, 2016

      OECD calls for urgent action to combat flagging growth

      Governments must act “urgently” and “collectively” to boost spending and combat flagging growth in all the world’s...

    18. February 18, 2016

      Japan will have to double down on stimulus to save Abenomics

      Like a man selling ice creams in a snowstorm, Haruhiko Kuroda could not have timed his late January move to negative...

    19. Lawrence Summers

      February 16, 2016

      It's time to go after big money

      An important paper making a compelling case for stopping the issuance of high denomination notes like the €500 note and...

    20. Fast FT

      February 12, 2016

      Pressure on BoJ grows amid market rout

      The bang has gone out of the bazooka. Japanese markets are plunging today, pushed by a strengthening yen and gyrations...

    21. February 9, 2016

      10-year Japanese government bond yield falls below zero

      The universe of government bonds trading with negative yields climbed to a new peak of $6tn on Tuesday as Japan became...

    22. FT Alphaville

      February 9, 2016

      Tin hat time in Japan?

      Japan 10Y Yield pic.twitter.com/uu6OQtouUT — Michael McDonough (@M_McDonough) February 9, 2016That’s the 10yr going...

    23. FT Data

      January 28, 2016

      Spain unemployment, smartphone sales, G7 manufacturing, and US university donations: the day in 4 charts

      January 28: the day in four charts. Today’s top stories: All of the manufacturing sectors in the G7, the informal...

    24. January 28, 2016

      UK manufacturing retains bright spots despite overall gloom

      It is a refrain as familiar as a factory tour made by a politician in a hard hat and a hi-visibility vest: why has...

    25. January 17, 2016

      Japan’s Abe calls for Putin to be brought in from the cold

      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pressing for Russian President Vladimir Putin to be brought in from the cold,...

    26. January 17, 2016

      Shinzo Abe aims his next arrow at the global stage

      Shinzo Abe spent most of his first three years in office on the diplomatic back foot, but after some hard-won progress...

    27. Fast FT

      December 23, 2015

      Ukraine: gridlock imperils $40bn IMF-led funding

      Ukraine’s parliament failed to adopt crucial tax amendments on Wednesday, deepening fears that heightened political...

    28. December 23, 2015

      UK pace of growth weakens

      The pace of growth in the UK economy has weakened noticeably, in another piece of disappointing news for the...

    29. December 16, 2015

      CBI says ‘compelling case’ for boosting investment tax reliefs

      Businesses have called on George Osborne to stimulate their spending on investment by boosting certain tax reliefs...

    30. beyondbrics

      December 8, 2015

      Why the world must invest in women now

      We live in a world characterized by gender inequality. Throughout the globe, women continue to struggle for equal...

    31. FT Data

      November 30, 2015

      Japan’s economy is not underperforming - its population is getting too old

      Japan is officially back into recession as its economy shrank for the second consecutive period in the third quarter...

    32. November 5, 2015

      Pacific trade zone nations make currency vow

      The US, Japan and 10 other countries joining a new Pacific Rim trade zone have pledged not to engage in currency wars...

    33. November 5, 2015

      Japan’s G7 host city drops manga mascot deemed sexist

      The Japanese city hosting a G7 summit has dropped its official mascot after complaints that the character is sexist and...

    34. October 28, 2015

      Top US trade official warns on Brexit

      A British exit from the EU would see it lose its chance to strike a preferential trade relationship with the US, and...

    35. FT Data

      September 29, 2015

      Datawatch: change in labour force participation rates by age

      Participation in the labour force in G7 countries has risen among those aged 55 and over but fallen for younger people...

    36. September 18, 2015

      UK productivity shortfall at record high

      The UK’s productivity shortfall compared with other advanced economies has widened to the largest on record. Output per...

    37. FT Alphaville

      July 3, 2015

      Financial technology, sustainability & Trichet on our sci-fi future

      We’ve rushed straight from Camp Alphaville’s big data, AI and debt sustainability conversations to Paris to take part...

    38. June 24, 2015

      Berlin set to scrap plans for climate change levy on power sector

      Germany will scrap plans to raise emissions charges for older coal-fired power stations, bowing to pressure from the...

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