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  1. August 27, 2014

    Tokyo Stock Exchange acts on apparent media leaks

    The Tokyo Stock Exchange has tightened its standards on corporate disclosure, in the wake of a Financial Times story shining...

  2. August 19, 2014

    AirAsia has ‘no interest’ in Japan’s Skymark

    Tony Fernandes, founder and chief executive of AirAsia, has dismissed as “rubbish” a Japanese media report that his...

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  1. The World

    August 8, 2014

    A surge into stocks by Japan's public pension fund

    Japan’s Government Investment Pension Fund, the world’s largest pool of publicly managed pension assets, is poised to make a...

  2. FT Alphaville

    August 8, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific investors were selling risky assets and stuffing cash into havens after US President Barack Obama...

  3. August 4, 2014

    ‘Nikkei previews’ spur complaints of home advantage in Tokyo

    Lucky guesses, or something more? The quarterly results season in Japan, which reached its peak last week, has been notable...

  4. June 26, 2014

    Rakuten and AirAsia plan low-cost carrier

    Shares in AirAsia, the region’s largest no-frills carrier, and Rakuten, Japan’s biggest online retailer, rose on Thursday on...

  5. FT Alphaville

    June 25, 2014

    The euro macro trade?

    Things that should make Draghi smile include… Click Citi’s charts to enlarge. They show that the euro’s correlation with...

  6. June 3, 2014

    Japan’s ‘misery index’ looks . . . well, miserable

    Fancy earning up to $800 a day? Get down to a Japanese construction site. Last year’s decision to award Tokyo the 2020...

  7. June 2, 2014

    Japan’s Dai-ichi Life poised to buy Protective Life for $5bn

    Dai-ichi Life is poised to make the largest foreign acquisition by a Japanese insurance company by buying Protective Life of...

  8. beyondbrics

    May 29, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Sisi wins landslide victory in Egypt poll | Provisional results suggest former army chief secures 93.3% of...

  9. May 28, 2014

    China holds Nikkei news assistant ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

    The Nikkei Japanese news agency was on Wednesday formally notified of the detention of its Chinese news assistant two weeks...

  10. FT Alphaville

    May 21, 2014

    Toddlers, puppies, markets and the troublesome sound of silence

    How quiet is too quiet? A reaction we keep hearing to the fact that volatility has seeped out of a lot of markets is that...

  11. May 13, 2014

    Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemicals to take control of Taiyo Nippon

    Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings is to spend more than Y100bn ($978m) on increasing its stake in Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp,...

  12. FT Alphaville

    May 13, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets rallied, taking their cue from a strong session on Wall Street and shrugging off data showing that...

  13. May 2, 2014

    Dollar and US stocks erase gains

    Friday 21.00 BST: Stocks erased earlier gains to end the day on a downbeat note after a volatile session on Wall Street in...

  14. Money Supply

    April 25, 2014

    Japan and the mistaken quest for QQE2

    Next week’s policy meeting at the Bank of Japan is expected to be much like the 14 others since the dawn of “quantitative...

  15. April 24, 2014

    Wall St edges up as Apple results please

    Thursday 21:00 BST. Global equities saw extremely volatile trading after a tug-of-war developed in the markets between a...

  16. April 21, 2014

    Japan money lenders rise on rule-easing report

    Shares in Japan’s moneylenders leapt on Monday after the Nikkei newspaper reported that the government was set to ease...

  17. April 21, 2014

    Asia stocks subdued in holiday-thinned trade

    TOKYO, April 21 – Asian stock markets were subdued on Monday, as tensions in Ukraine kept investors cautious amid an absence...

  18. April 9, 2014

    Japan investors losing faith in Abenomics

    The recent tech-focused wobble in equities shows what happens when traders fear a momentum turn in previously winning bets....

  19. April 6, 2014

    Abe can take credit for currency-hedged equity ETF craze

    Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, deserves much of the credit for making currency-hedged exchange traded fund equity...

  20. March 26, 2014

    S&P 500 falters after nearing record high

    Wednesday 18:00 GMT. An early push by US stocks toward record highs ran out of steam by the close, in spite of mildly...

  21. March 20, 2014

    Foreign investors dump Japanese shares at record pace

    Foreign investors dumped shares in Japanese companies at a record pace last week, signalling disenchantment over the...

  22. March 14, 2014

    Havens prosper in week of tensions

    Investors did their best to avoid risk this week as rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine and uncertainty over the...

  23. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * China opens door to new private banks | Groups such as Alibaba and Tencent will be encouraged to back 5...

  24. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2014

    London morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Europe prepares sanctions against Russia | Russian foreign minister says western proposals ‘did not fully...

  25. February 18, 2014

    Europe’s stocks pause after winning run

    European markets are trading slightly down this morning, despite overnight gains in Asia, including a 3 per cent advance in...

  26. FT Alphaville

    February 6, 2014

    Just one of your old time corrections

    From the man with Austin Powers-like assets under management, apparently: Courtesy of Bloomberg Television: FINK: So I think...

  27. FT Alphaville

    February 5, 2014

    The Buffett derivative mystery gets more exotic

    In the comments on our last piece on Berkshire Hathaway’s very large derivative contracts we and Professor Pablo Triana...

  28. FT Alphaville

    January 30, 2014

    The 6am Cut

    Markets: Volatility is back and so are jitters over emerging markets. Across Asia, equity markets experienced steep losses...

  29. January 30, 2014

    US equities jump as EM sell-off abates

    Thursday 21:05 GMT. Calmer conditions prevailed across markets during the European and US sessions as the recent sell-off in...

  30. January 17, 2014

    Equities mixed as earnings disappoint

    Friday 21:10 GMT. Global equities put in mixed performances at the end of a choppy week in which encouraging data releases...

  31. December 30, 2013

    Tokyo share trade boosted by new tax rules

    Trading in Japanese stocks rose to an all-time high in the days leading up to the year-end shutdown, as individual investors...

  32. December 27, 2013

    Equities move higher on hopes for US growth

    Friday 21:05 GMT. Optimism about the outlook for the US economy continued to provide support for global equities, driving...

  33. December 26, 2013

    US stocks push further into record territory

    Thursday 21.00 US stocks resumed their record-breaking streak as economic data continued to buoy optimism on Thursday in...

  34. December 22, 2013

    Japan equities: Topix of conversation

    Investors are about to find out if Japan’s stellar stock market rally this year really has legs. Tokyo has been the world’s...

  35. December 11, 2013

    Nikkei’s surge lacks belief in Japan Inc

    You can tell that things are getting a little frothy in Japan when the Nikkei starts beating the Topix. Outsized gains in...

  36. December 3, 2013

    Caution reigns ahead of US jobs data

    Tuesday 20:05 GMT. World markets adopted a cautious tone ahead of a series of important risk events later in the week, with...

  37. beyondbrics

    November 22, 2013

    Further reading: Beijing bans top tipple

    Friday’s treats from the beyondbrics team: China’s banned tipple; Bitcoin goes east; Ukraine suspends pact; WTO deal nears;...

  38. 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...

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