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  1. September 7, 2014

    Mitsubishi UFJ eyes $8bn in foreign deals

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is preparing to spend as much as $8bn on acquisitions in the US and Asia, as Japan’s biggest...

  2. September 2, 2014

    Yen weakens on back of rising wages

    The yen fell to its lowest level against the dollar since January on Tuesday on the back of rising wage data and rumours of...

  3. August 18, 2014

    Dollar bulls should target yen on Fed hawkishness

    The market faces another week rich with monetary policy resonance. There’s a raft of US housing data, in the middle of which...

  4. July 20, 2014

    Commerce becomes a casualty of Sino-Japanese political spats

    Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has been waiting for years to get permission to open a branch in Dalian, the coastal Chinese...

  5. July 13, 2014

    Lenders seek Myanmar banking entrée

    Dozens of foreign banks are pushing to launch licensed operations in Myanmar, in a bid round closing on Monday that reveals...

  6. May 14, 2014

    Japan’s banks sound note of caution

    Japan’s megabanks have sounded a note of caution amid the country’s “Abenomics”-led recovery, saying they expect combined...

  7. May 9, 2014

    Mitsubishi UFJ weighs corporate trust bid

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, the biggest bank in Japan, is weighing a bid for the corporate trust division of Bank of New...

  8. May 5, 2014

    Fridman-backed Pamplona buys Beacon Rail Leasing

    Pamplona Capital Management, the London-based investment firm backed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s Alfa Group,...

  9. April 9, 2014

    Banks sue Olympus for $273m over accounting fraud

    Olympus Corp has been hit with the biggest lawsuit stemming from its two-decade long accounting fraud, when banks joined...

  10. April 6, 2014

    Japan love of high-yielding currencies dwindles

    Japanese investors’ love of high-yielding currencies, epitomised by the popularity of so-called double-decker funds, appears...

  11. March 31, 2014

    Head of Japan bank lobby vows crackdown on organised crime

    The new head of Japan’s banking lobby has vowed to crack down on loans to organised crime groups, while admitting that there...

  12. March 27, 2014

    Japan buyers rush to snap up gold as tax rise looms

    A landmark increase in Japan’s sales tax has led to a rush for small gold bars as retail investors pile into the precious...

  13. February 3, 2014

    Japan’s banks: Mitsubishi UFJ

    Anyone who wants to get involved in profitless lending can just hand their best friend a 20. Hence the limited appeal of...

  14. November 27, 2013

    Tougher regime for Turkish banks amid moves to temper credit boom

    By 2023, the centenary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey, the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to establish...

  15. November 14, 2013

    Japanese banks lift profit forecasts

    Japan’s biggest banks have shrugged off a scandal over links with gangsters and lifted their full-year profit forecasts, in...

  16. November 14, 2013

    Japanese banks: lending a hand

    Once upon a time, Japan’s big banks lent more money or less money, made more or less profit and their shares were considered...

  17. November 11, 2013

    No Abenomics boost for Japan’s banks

    This week some of Japan’s most powerful bankers will be hauled in for an uncomfortable appearance before parliament. In the...

  18. November 6, 2013

    Mitsubishi Motors plans $2.1bn rights issue

    Mitsubishi Motors plans to raise up to Y210bn ($2.1bn) through a rights issue to repay other parts of the Mitsubishi group...

  19. September 29, 2013

    Japan seeks to galvanise share buying at home

    Mizuho Securities has signed up the national men’s football team for a series of print ads. Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley...

  20. August 23, 2013

    Rupiah drops as Indonesia announces deficit measures

    Calm in sovereign debt markets ensured some recovery against the dollar on foreign exchanges on Friday but Indonesia’s...

  21. August 7, 2013

    Sterling recovers poise after BoE guidance

    Sterling bounced after the Bank of England adopted forward guidance linked to the labour market, but added certain caveats...

  22. July 31, 2013

    Japan’s biggest banks profit under Abenomics

    Japan’s biggest banks are prospering in the drastically altered business environment created by “Abenomics”, confounding –...

  23. July 30, 2013

    Japan leads rush into southeast Asia

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has a fondness for airborne imagery when it comes to describing his country’s...

  24. July 23, 2013

    Dollar holds near monthly low

    The dollar remained at its lowest point in a month on Tuesday as investors took a gamble against the Federal Reserve...

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    July 3, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Egypt stocks slide as deadline nears * Turkish inflation adds to woes * Portuguese bond yields soar amid turmoil * China...

  26. beyondbrics

    July 3, 2013

    London headlines

    * China set to miss targets for shale gasfield development * Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ makes $5.6bn bid for Thailand’s Ayudhya...

  27. June 20, 2013

    BTMU fined $250m over US sanctions breaches

    Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ has agreed to pay $250m for violating New York state’s banking laws over transactions involving...

  28. June 12, 2013

    ‘Mack the Knife’ brings fearsome reputation to new role

    John Mack has a knack for landing the big roles at companies that matter. The 67-year-old, who has joined the board of...

  29. June 11, 2013

    Yen jumps after BoJ policy decision

    Japan’s yen jumped sharply on Tuesday, soaring against higher-yielding emerging market and commodity currencies after the...

  30. FT Alphaville

    May 16, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Most Asian stocks fell as a decline in Japanese banks after forecasting lower earnings offset a report that Japan’s economy...

  31. May 15, 2013

    Japan’s banks lower sights as Abenomics squeezes JGB trading

    Shinzo Abe’s expansionary economic policies may be aimed at bolstering Japan’s global manufacturing groups, but the...

  32. April 18, 2013

    Morgan Stanley hit by slow trading

    Morgan Stanley suffered from a slowdown in trading activity in the first quarter, causing the investment bank to report...

  33. April 16, 2013

    Inside Business: Banks in Asia paradox as market fractures

    Global regulators no longer see eye to eye. As a result, the Balkanisation of banking is in full flow. This is considered...

  34. FT Alphaville

    April 10, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Overnight record high for the Dow, Asian stocks rose. In Tokyo the Nikkei edged up as high as 0.9 per cent and shares in...

  35. April 8, 2013

    Mitsubishi UFJ buys DB real estate loans

    Mitsubishi UFJ has acquired a US real estate loans business from Deutsche Bank, the latest in a series of acquisitions by...

  36. FT Alphaville

    April 8, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Are we entering the peak “end of an era” research era? Contrarian signal or straight...

  37. FT Alphaville

    April 8, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Japanese stocks rose sharply, while other Asian markets were slightly higher and China fell on bird flu fears. The Nikkei...

  38. March 25, 2013

    Equities give back early gains

    Monday 20:00 GMT. Global equities lost ground and the euro came under pressure as an initial sense of relief that Cyprus had...

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