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      Yen races higher after BoJ disappoints

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      Fast Asia Open: BoJ

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      Yen weakens on stimulus speculation

      The yen has taken a leg lower on speculation the government is about to reveal more details of its proposed stimulus...

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      June 24, 2016

      Japan's finance minister to hold presser amid turmoil

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      June 22, 2016

      Iceland responds to Arturo Porzecanski

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      June 15, 2016

      JGB yields hit record lows ... again

      Surprise, surprise, Japanese government bond yields have hit record lows. In afternoon trade in Tokyo, the yield on...

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      June 13, 2016

      China local government revenues boosted by real estate

      Inflows to local government coffers in China have swollen this year thanks in part to rekindled heat in the country’s...

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      Russia: money notes

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      May 26, 2016

      China loan-for-bond swap programme speeds back up

      China’s drive to swap pressing loans for longer-term bonds has kicked back into gear after a notice from the country’s...

    9. May 23, 2016

      Yen strength returns after G7 meeting

      Three weeks of yen weakness ended on Monday as Japan’s currency strengthened against the dollar, after the country’s...

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      April 26, 2016

      Profits at China's state firms fell 13.8% in Q1

      Investor sentiment toward China may have eased following recent releases of more positive economic data, but returns at...

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      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...

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      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...

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      April 6, 2016

      State funding from China land transfers fell 21.6% in 2015

      Official figures released by China’s finance ministry show that the country’s property slump dealt a serious blow to...

    14. Fast FT

      March 8, 2016

      Japanese investors flock to foreign bonds

      In a desperate search for something that has positive yield, Japanese investors have bought record amounts of foreign...

    15. Fast FT

      March 1, 2016

      Japanese capital spending cools in 4Q

      Capital investment in Japan during the final three months of 2015 slowed, led by cuts in the chemicals, petroleum and...

    16. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Negative rate decision halts retail sales of JGBs

      The side effects of the Bank of Japan’s decision to impose negative interest rates keep on coming. The country’s...

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      January 18, 2016

      Zloty pinned lower after 'incomprehensible' ratings cut

      The decision by Standard & Poor’s to downgrade its debt ratings for Poland has not gone down well with the government....

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      January 5, 2016

      Deficit is sticky but Saudi budget 'looks positive'

      Saudi Arabia is showing a “commitment to reform” with its new budget, Fitch says, but the ratings agency adds that the...

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      December 11, 2015

      India steps up battle with surging steel imports

      India escalated its fight against surging steel imports that are hurting its domestic industry on Friday evening as it...

    20. September 17, 2015

      Political storm rages in Japan over sales tax relief plan

      Shoppers in Japan may have to hand over their tax ID number every time they go to the supermarket as part of a unique,...

    21. September 13, 2015

      Japan Post: sprawling financial and logistics group by the numbers

      The planned flotation of state-owned Japan Post, Japan’s postal service, is no ordinary privatisation. It will be the...

    22. August 10, 2015

      Ukraine and creditors locked in debt spat

      Ukraine is preparing to meet international creditors in San Francisco this week as the war-torn country warns it is...

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      July 21, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Greek banks opened for the first time in three weeks on Monday in an attempt to bolster savers’ confidence in the...

    24. July 20, 2015

      Greek stock exchange prepares to reopen

      International investors are preparing for Greece’s stock exchange to reopen as early as this week as the country...

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      July 6, 2015

      Greece – the key issue remains, who picks up the bill?

      Might this be the point of no return for Greece in the eurozone? Not necessarily. It’s difficult to see how the EU...

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      July 6, 2015

      "I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride" [updated]

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    27. June 23, 2015

      Jamaica hedges against higher oil price

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    29. April 29, 2015

      Beijing plans curbs on shale gas subsidies

      China has announced it will step down shale gas subsidies over the next five years, in a further blow to the nation’s...

    30. April 27, 2015

      Ukraine takes first step to avoid default

      Ukraine has cleared the first hurdle in a $15bn bid to avoid financial collapse. Investors in Ukreximbank, the...

    31. April 21, 2015

      China takes steps to address debt problem

      Sometime in the coming months, China Huarong Asset Management, which was set up in 1999 to deal with the bad debts of...

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      December 2, 2014

      Japan: the recession that never was?

      The ink is barely dry on the first estimate of Japan’s gross domestic product from July to September, which suggested...

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      November 18, 2014

      More on Nigeria's fuel problems

      A quick follow-up to our Nigerian fuel scarcity story from Monday, which highlighted the country’s growing exposure to...

    34. November 14, 2014

      Tax boost for foreign investors in China

      China will waive capital gains tax for foreigners buying mainland shares in a long-sought decision that could provide a...

    35. November 12, 2014

      Japan: circle of wealth

      In 1949, it took 360 Japanese yen to buy one US dollar. The currency has been on a roller-coaster ride ever after. The...

    36. November 11, 2014

      Yen drop widens Japan’s current account surplus

      Japan posted its widest current account surplus for a year-and-a-half in September as the drop in its currency boosted...

    37. October 1, 2014

      Japan Post IPO blow for BoA and Deutsche

      Some of the worst fears of Tokyo bankers were realised on Wednesday when Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche...

    38. July 4, 2014

      China’s Huarong plans maiden US dollar bond

      Huarong, one of China’s former bad banks, will kick off a roadshow on Monday as it looks to sell its first US dollar...

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