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    1. The World

      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 that...

    2. FT Alphaville

      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...

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    1. Investing in Japan 2012

      Inward investment: Japan’s skills and diligence prove their worth Architecture: Tokyo...
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    1. 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 big...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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 Bank...

    5. 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 bond,...

    6. beyondbrics

      June 30, 2014

      CEZ board changes reflect rise of finance minister

      By David Binar and Nicholas Watson of bne in Prague CEZ made big changes to its supervisory board at its AGM on June 27,...

    7. FT Alphaville

      June 23, 2014

      [Updated] Corporate tax cuts, seigniorage and the BoJ

      Been a little while since we checked in on Japan and Abenomics but this from Credit Suisse on Abe’s plan to cut the...

    8. FT Alphaville

      June 19, 2014

      India: CILing me softly

      A few questions for Coal India, 90 per cent owned by the Indian state, occasional target of UK hedge funds. First, when you...

    9. FT Alphaville

      May 29, 2014

      Chinese QE turns American?

      Yeah, we know, it’s semantic. China are already the kings of QE. But bear with us for a bit. The nature of their QE may be...

    10. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2014

      Easing with Chinese characteristics

      Even when a western government eases policy, the methods and transmission mechanisms involved aren’t that well understood....

    11. beyondbrics

      May 7, 2014

      Guest post: how will China's regional development bank work?

      By Gavin Bowring of Asean Confidential in Astana, Kazakhstan One of the biggest talking points on the sidelines of the...

    12. The World

      April 18, 2014

      Shijuro Ogata, former central banker who opened up Japan's bureaucracy

      By Jurek Martin The formal obituaries of Shijuro Ogata, the former deputy governor of the Bank of Japan who has died at the...

    13. beyondbrics

      April 2, 2014

      Will beer tax rise be a Brazilian own goal?

      Few things appeal to Brazilians more than the combination of a cold beer and a barbecue while watching a soccer game. If the...

    14. March 7, 2014

      Japan to class Bitcoin as a commodity

      Japan’s cabinet has declared that Bitcoin should be classed as a commodity rather than a currency, vowing to look into taxes...

    15. beyondbrics

      January 22, 2014

      Pakistan: trying to stem the gold flows to India

      As India’s current account deficit ballooned to unsustainable levels last year, the government slammed the breaks on gold...

    16. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asia-Pacific bourses were mixed, echoing a loss of momentum in the US market, with Japanese trade data failing to...

    17. November 11, 2013

      Trade imbalance hits Japan current account

      Japan’s current account dropped into deficit in September for the first time since February, a victim of a deep trade...

    18. October 8, 2013

      Strong demand for inflation-linked JGBs

      Japan’s government saw solid demand on Tuesday for its first auction of inflation-linked bonds in five years, suggesting...

    19. beyondbrics

      September 6, 2013

      Ukraine's reserves: enter the danger zone

      Crunch time is fast approaching for Kiev. Central bank reserves have plunged deeper amid an already grim economic picture....

    20. FT Alphaville

      August 19, 2013

      Moral hazard, the Chinese way

      China’s “bad bank” debts from the 1990s are being paid off by the government, increasingly rapidly of late. What this means...

    21. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2013

      Depositor defusal, Cyprus edition

      Q. How do you approach a sleeping depositor in a Cypriot bank? A. Very slowly: The Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank...

    22. July 22, 2013

      Signs Japan asset tide could be turning

      It’s a question investors have been asking for months: can a rampant Bank of Japan substitute for a retreating US Federal...

    23. FT Alphaville

      June 20, 2013

      Chinese monetary policy, with Maoist characteristics

      We looked earlier on Thursday at whether the PBoC and other Chinese authorities have engineered the recent squeeze in...

    24. June 3, 2013

      Capital spending by Japanese companies falls

      TOKYO, June 3 – Japanese companies cut spending on plant and equipment in the year to January-March for a second consecutive...

    25. FT Alphaville

      May 20, 2013

      A Kazakh muddle

      London’s Takeover Panel has clearly thrown a murphy… MESSRS CHODIEV, IBRAGIMOV AND MACHKEVITCH AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE...

    26. beyondbrics

      May 15, 2013

      Vodafone/India conciliation: legal but unlikely and not imminent

      Just days after taking over at the Law Ministry, Kapil Sibal has said it would be legal for the Rs112bn tax dispute with...

    27. beyondbrics

      May 10, 2013

      M&S in India: one brand or many?

      Last year, the Indian government changed its policy to allow 100 per cent FDI in single brand retail, removing the 51 per...

    28. May 10, 2013

      Japan’s current account surplus falls 4.3% in March

      TOKYO, May 10 – Japan’s current account surplus fell a smaller-than-expected 4.3 per cent in March from a year earlier,...

    29. April 18, 2013

      Yen gains on Japanese investor inflows

      Japanese investors continued to defy expectations that the yen will be hit by a new wave of selling after figures showed...

    30. April 11, 2013

      Yen rises as Japanese sell foreign assets

      Japanese investors repatriated money from overseas last week, in a sign that the Bank of Japan’s drastic plans to ease...

    31. April 8, 2013

      Japan returns to surplus despite trade gap

      Japan’s current account registered a surplus for the first time in four months in February as a weaker yen boosted overseas...

    32. beyondbrics

      March 4, 2013

      China's carbon tax: not so quick

      Recently there has been a lot of attention paid to an essay on tax reform by the head of the tax department at the Ministry...

    33. March 3, 2013

      Japan’s monetary upheaval arrives

      The decision of Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime-minister-in-a-hurry, to appoint Haruhiko Kuroda as the next governor of the Bank...

    34. February 28, 2013

      ‘Abenomics’ is not enough to rescue Japan

      Most Japanese investors have embraced prime minister Shinzo Abe’s determination to drive down the currency and embark on a...

    35. February 28, 2013

      Japan’s chance to end its long stagnation

      The nomination of Haruhiko Kuroda to be governor of the Bank of Japan shows that there is no letup in the surprising...

    36. February 25, 2013

      Japan to raise up to $10bn from tobacco share sale

      The Japanese government is selling up to 16.67 per cent in Japan Tobacco, raising an estimated Y967bn ($10.3bn), in one of...

    37. FT Alphaville

      February 25, 2013

      Kuroda! The BoJ's goldilocks

      This Monday edition of rising Japanese equities/weak yen is brought to you by Haruhiko Kuroda, president of the Asian...

    38. Gavyn Davies

      February 24, 2013

      Challenges for the new Governor of the Bank of Japan

      The major event in the global financial markets in the coming week is likely to be the nomination of a new Governor for the...

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