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  1. April 28, 2014

    Sluggish Japan Inc guidance raises doubts over Abenomics recovery

    Companies including Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and Panasonic have kicked off Japan’s earnings season by offering profit...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 16, 2014

    Do China's Q1 GDP numbers gloss reality?

    China’s release of GDP data on Wednesday is triggering a fresh bout of scepticism over the accuracy of Beijing’s statistics....

  1. beyondbrics

    March 13, 2014

    Analysts slash China GDP forecasts, see support

    Investment banks slashed forecasts for China’s GDP growth on Thursday after Beijing reported the biggest slowdown in...

  2. beyondbrics

    March 12, 2014

    Analysts see prospects for China economic support

    A gloomy outlook for key Chinese economic data to be announced on Thursday is prompting analysts to predict that Beijing may...

  3. beyondbrics

    February 17, 2014

    China: progress in campaign against shadow finance

    Much of the reaction on Monday to the announcement of China’s financing numbers for January has focused on the sharp...

  4. February 6, 2014

    Sony sheds PCs as it warns on profits

    Sony’s empire Sony, once the world’s premier consumer technology brand, has admitted defeat in its battle to revive two of...

  5. February 5, 2014

    Sony closes in on sale of Vaio PC division

    Sony is closing in on a sale of Vaio to a local private equity fund after several strategic buyers balked at taking on the...

  6. 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...

  7. August 6, 2013

    UBS to pay $50m to settle SEC charges

    UBS agreed to pay nearly $50m to settle allegations it misled investors in a mortgage-related security by failing to...

  8. June 12, 2013

    Japan grapples with lack of entrepreneurs

    All Hiromi Yamaguchi wanted to do was to sell coffee to pinball addicts. But to get his business up and running he had to...

  9. beyondbrics

    April 29, 2013

    Alibaba and Sina Weibo: deal done. Now, about those revenues...

    Shares in Sina Corp, the Nasdaq-listed Chinese online media group, rose nearly 21 per cent during trading on Monday after...

  10. April 24, 2013

    Japan casino lobby in legalisation push

    TOKYO/HONG KONG, April 23 – After Singapore, Japan? A pro-casino group of Japanese lawmakers has tapped an influential...

  11. April 11, 2013

    Microsoft drop slows Wall St progress

    Microsoft tumbled on Thursday as investors were unsettled by a report that said the PC market shrank nearly 14 per cent in...

  12. March 13, 2013

    Kuroda urged to plan for BoJ board games

    Records show that no governor of the Bank of Japan has ever been on the losing side of an argument. But that does not mean...

  13. February 21, 2013

    Abe trade starts to lose its lustre

    Investors’ excitement over “Abenomics” is showing signs of flagging, almost 100 days on from the market turnround triggered...

  14. February 21, 2013

    China drains cash to curb liquidity

    China drained a record amount of cash from its banking system this week, counteracting an explosion in credit growth that...

  15. January 30, 2013

    GDP figures weigh on Wall Street

    US equities traded near multiyear highs as stocks were relatively muted despite news that the US economy had unexpectedly...

  16. beyondbrics

    November 19, 2012

    Sina: down on forecasts, up on a deal?

    embed3 Turbulent times for Sina’s shareprice. The Nasdaq-listed Chinese internet company, which runs the Twitter-like Sina...

  17. November 15, 2012

    Tokyo stocks defy weaker Asia markets

    Tokyo stocks bucked the weaker trend for Asian equity markets on Thursday as exporters were boosted by a weakening yen. The...

  18. November 14, 2012

    Consumer data hit US retail stocks

    US equities fell to their lowest level since July during a steep afternoon sell-off that began as President Obama spoke...

  19. November 7, 2012

    Financials lead US equities sell-off

    US equities closed at their lowest level in three months with financials leading the drubbing as the prospect of an easier...

  20. November 5, 2012

    Abbott Labs arm in $14.7bn bond issue

    The pace of US bond deals has accelerated sharply in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, with a sale by an arm of Abbott...

  21. October 18, 2012

    Massachusetts sues Putnam unit over CDOs

    Massachusetts regulators have sued a unit of Putnam Investments for allegedly misleading investors in the sale of two...

  22. September 27, 2012

    Smart gains from a falling renminbi

    For many investors, the renminbi has lost its mojo. China’s economy is slowing, exporters’ margins are falling and the...

  23. August 7, 2012

    Glitch halts Tokyo derivatives trading

    The Tokyo Stock Exchange stopped trading of derivatives on Tuesday morning, in the latest in a series of technological...

  24. July 25, 2012

    Low US interest rates spur refinancing

    Demand to refinance US mortgages rose to its highest level in more than three years, boosted by the tailwind of record low...

  25. July 18, 2012

    Mizuho to pay $127m to settle CDO charges

    Japan’s Mizuho Securities and an investment manager have agreed to pay a combined $132m to resolve US regulatory allegations...

  26. July 12, 2012

    China economy offers cause for optimism

    Global financial markets are braced for more evidence of the slowdown in China’s economy on Friday as it reports...

  27. June 18, 2012

    Nomura excluded from Japan Tobacco offer

    Nomura has been excluded from the government’s sale of shares in Japan Tobacco, one of the largest share offerings in Japan...

  28. June 6, 2012

    Bondholders look for word of more Fed help

    The pattern is now all too familiar and has been a regular feature since the financial crisis. Fears of systemic stress and...

  29. April 10, 2012

    IMF set to recognise shrinking Chinese surplus

    The International Monetary Fund will “be significantly reducing” its medium-term outlook for China’s current account...

  30. March 22, 2012

    China and Australia in $31bn currency swap

    China has signed a $31bn currency swap agreement with Australia, a step towards boosting the renminbi’s profile in developed...

  31. March 21, 2012

    Nomura states its regret after insider trading

    Nomura has expressed its regret after an investigation by Japan’s Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission found that...

  32. December 27, 2011

    China and Japan agree currency push

    China and Japan will promote the use of their currencies for trade and investment, according to an agreement that analysts...

  33. December 6, 2011

    Clearwire in $595m equity raising

    Clearwire, the struggling US wireless broadband network operator, plans to raise at least $595m in stock offerings as it...

  34. November 2, 2011

    China money market rates tumble

    China’s money market rates have fallen sharply amid signs that the government is beginning to ease its tight monetary policy...

  35. beyondbrics

    November 1, 2011

    Lashou tests choppy IPO waters

    Lashou, the leading Chinese group-buying company in a sea of over a thousand sites, has filed for a $100m US IPO in what...

  36. beyondbrics

    October 26, 2011

    China: Just how fine a tuning?

    As far as government statements go, Premier Wen Jiabao’s pledge to “preemptively fine-tune policy at a suitable time and by...

  37. October 3, 2011

    Mizuho Securities to cut 700 employees

    Mizuho Securities is cutting one in 10 of its workforce in the strongest sign that Japanese investment banks are struggling...

  38. September 12, 2011

    Eurozone debt woes push Nikkei to 30-month low

    Toyko stocks tumbled to a two-and-a-half year closing low as Japanese banks and exporters to Europe led the retreat with...

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