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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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    Positive leadership and the prospect of the Olympics returning to Tokyo are boosting c...
  2. Investing in Japan 2012

    Inward investment: Japan’s skills and diligence prove their worth Architecture: Tokyo...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2014

    London morning espresso

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

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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;...

  20. 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...

  21. November 20, 2013

    Stocks retreat after Fed minutes release

    Wednesday 21:10 GMT. US equities, Treasury bonds and gold came under pressure as the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s policy...

  22. November 7, 2013

    New Japan index vaunts return on equity and investor friendliness

    Farewell Panasonic, Mazda Motor and Tokyo Electric Power. All are stalwarts of the Nikkei 225 stock average and the Topix,...

  23. October 30, 2013

    Abenomics: Complacency is biggest threat to resurgence

    Last October, posters suddenly appeared on the streets of the Japanese capital declaring that “the centre of the world...

  24. October 30, 2013

    Note from Lionel Barber: FT and Nikkei’s editorial co-operation

    The Japan Special Report marks the start of closer editorial co-operation between the Financial Times and the Nikkei,...

  25. October 15, 2013

    Japan balancing act grows more precarious

    Like the bright lights in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district, Japan has dazzled global investors this year. The Nikkei index is...

  26. beyondbrics

    October 8, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Argentina’s ‘holdout’ creditors fight on * US warns TPP deal could miss deadline * Markets edgy as US shutdown continues *...

  27. beyondbrics

    October 8, 2013

    London headlines

    * Argentina’s ‘holdout’ creditors fight on * Young Chinese shun factories for ‘easy’ jobs * Markets edgy as US shutdown...

  28. FT Alphaville

    October 7, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - How complex systems fail. -The Republicans are getting blamed for the US shutdown. - Josh Brown...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    October 2, 2013

    Rain drops reflect the markets

    Toru Hanai/Reuters Rain drops on a car window reflect a woman walking past a stock index board in Tokyo. The Nikkei stock...

  30. September 30, 2013

    Japan VAT hike to test Shinzo Abe’s political popularity

    The next time you hit the shops, what would you say to paying consumption tax of 8 per cent? Sound good? If you’re reading...

  31. September 22, 2013

    Tokyo Stock Exchange to launch rival to Nikkei 225 and Topix

    The Tokyo Stock Exchange is preparing to launch a rival index to the decades-old Topix and the Nikkei 225, amid a concerted...

  32. FT Alphaville

    September 18, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets were mixed, with Japanese shares making large gains while the Kospi and the Hang Seng were slightly...

  33. FT Alphaville

    September 17, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian markets were mostly lower, with key benchmarks the Nikkei, Topix and Hang Seng all falling slightly, ahead of the...

  34. September 9, 2013

    China economic resilience reassures investors

    Monday 17:05 BST. Global stocks extended gains for a sixth day as signs of resilience in the Chinese economy refocused...

  35. FT Alphaville

    September 5, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Asian stocks were broadly higher and emerging market currencies strengthened but trading was mixed ahead of policy decisions...

  36. FT Alphaville

    September 3, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks climbed the most in a month and the yen weakened on positive manufacturing data. The MSCI Asia Pacific rose...

  37. FT Alphaville

    September 2, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks rose, copper gained and the Australian dollar on positive Chinese manufacturing survey data. The Nikkei was up...

  38. FT Alphaville

    August 23, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks rose after positive manufacturing data from the US and Europe yesterday, with the Nikkei and Topix both...

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