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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

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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. 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...

    2. FT Alphaville

      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...

    3. 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...

    4. The Exchange

      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...

    5. FT Alphaville

      July 6, 2015

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

      Yanis resigns. By blog, naturally - The referendum of 5th July will stay in history as a unique moment when a small...

    6. June 23, 2015

      Jamaica hedges against higher oil price

      Wall Street is urging developing world governments and large oil importing nations to use financial derivatives to lock...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      May 27, 2015

      Cigarette break

      Members of a music band smoke cigarettes on a bench as they take a break, in Kunming, Yunnan province, China, on...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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....

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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