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  1. 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,...

  2. 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,...

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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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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....

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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....

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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,...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. FT Alphaville

    February 18, 2013

    Japanese investors, the AUD and everyone else

    Japanese investors are a powerful bunch in world markets. For a microcosm of this, just look at Australia; Japan plays a big...

  34. December 20, 2012

    BoJ’s bond buying plan lifts yen

    The Japanese yen rose against other major currencies after the Bank of Japan expanded its asset purchase programme but made...

  35. FT Alphaville

    December 3, 2012

    Cut out'n'keep guide to prospective new BoJ governors

    Japan’s election on December 16 is going to be a doozy. It’s probably the first election where the role and independence of...

  36. November 21, 2012

    China crackdown targets executives’ perks

    BEIJING – China will ban executives from state-owned banks and financial companies from spending extravagantly on cars and...

  37. November 21, 2012

    Japan posts China trade deficit

    Japan has posted one of its biggest monthly trade deficits with China, amid signs that the US may supplant China as the...

  38. FT Alphaville

    November 6, 2012

    Of anniversaries and odd couples in Japan

    Well, we’re cheating a bit here as the anniversary was two days ago, but it still allows for a discussion of the “government...

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