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  1. January 15, 2014

    Japanese utilities to unite to buy LNG

    Tokyo Electric Power, the company that owns Japan’s ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, plans to join forces...

  2. January 8, 2014

    ABP dumps €18m Tepco stake after safety concerns

    ABP, the Dutch pension fund, has dumped its stake in Tokyo Electric Power, joining other foreign institutional investors in...

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  1. FT Photo Diary

    November 7, 2013

    Masked employee at Fukushima plant

    Tomohiro Ohsumi/EPA A Tokyo Electric Power employee wears a protective suit and mask to walk past storage tanks for...

  2. 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,...

  3. October 30, 2013

    Fukushima hurts nuclear revival hopes

    Japan’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics has reminded the world of the country’s many attractive qualities, from...

  4. October 30, 2013

    Toppling Tepco

    Japan has paid a high price for the delusions of people involved in its nuclear power industry. Regulators’ misplaced...

  5. FT Alphaville

    October 30, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff takes a look at the idea that future healthcare spending may not be as huge as...

  6. October 30, 2013

    Japan government moves closer to Fukushima takeover

    Japan’s government has moved a step closer to taking direct control of the clean-up at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...

  7. September 26, 2013

    Tepco to seek restart of Japan nuclear plant

    Tokyo Electric Power could restart one of its idled nuclear plants for the first time since the Fukushima disaster in 2011,...

  8. September 1, 2013

    Tepco reports new radiation hotspots at Fukushima plant

    Tokyo Electric Power has reported new radiation hotspots at four locations near tanks holding contaminated water at its...

  9. August 26, 2013

    US Treasuries push higher

    Monday 21.00 BST. US government bonds rose at the start of the week after weaker than expected data cast doubt on whether...

  10. August 23, 2013

    Calls for Japan nuclear switch-off threaten ‘Abenomics’

    Yumi Murakami began her weekly vigils not long after the tsunami-induced meltdowns at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...

  11. August 23, 2013

    Equities mixed after hectic week for EM

    Friday 21:05 BST. Global equities adopted a cautiously positive tone at the end of a week that saw US government bond yields...

  12. August 22, 2013

    Fresh radiation concerns at Fukushima plant

    Workers scanning for further leaks at the Fukushima nuclear site have discovered pockets of high radiation close to some...

  13. August 21, 2013

    Tepco shares fall as Japan nuclear watchdog raises leak concerns

    Shares in Tokyo Electric Power fell as much as 15 per cent on Wednesday as Japan’s nuclear watchdog raised concerns over a...

  14. August 21, 2013

    Stocks choppy after release of Fed minutes

    Wednesday 21:10 BST. Financial markets saw choppy trading as the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s July policy meeting did...

  15. FT Alphaville

    August 20, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Cetier the first: convertible capital hurdles. - The emerging-market squeeze. - Which famous...

  16. August 20, 2013

    Crippled Fukushima nuclear plant springs fresh leak

    Shares in Tokyo Electric Power plunged as much as 15 per cent on Wednesday as Japan’s nuclear regulator raised concerns over...

  17. August 12, 2013

    Nuclear nightmare

    Two-and-a-half years after the tsunami-induced triple meltdown at Fukushima, Japan’s once-vaunted nuclear industry remains a...

  18. August 7, 2013

    Japan poised to intervene in Fukushima clean-up

    Japan’s government is preparing to take a more direct role in the clean-up effort at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power...

  19. July 23, 2013

    Tepco hit over slow acknowledgment of radioactive leak

    The operator of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station has come under fire for its slow response to evidence that...

  20. July 12, 2013

    Hero who strove to contain a nuclear calamity

    Just before dawn on March 14 2011, when the crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station was at its bleakest,...

  21. July 5, 2013

    Japan utilities seek to re-embrace nuclear power

    Japanese electric utilities are to request permission to operate 10 nuclear reactors under new post-Fukushima safety rules...

  22. June 2, 2013

    Choking smog highlights ethical investment

    Whether it is choking smog in New Delhi and Beijing, worker suicides at Foxconn or management failures at Tepco, which ran...

  23. May 23, 2013

    Appeal for calm after Japan share plunge

    Japanese stocks posted their steepest one-day decline in more than two years on Thursday amid record trading values, as...

  24. FT Alphaville

    May 20, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian shares rose, led by Japanese markets driven higher by US consumer sentiment data and a newspaper report that Tokyo...

  25. May 2, 2013

    Japanese consortium set for Turkish nuclear power deal

    Japan is set to build its first overseas nuclear power station since the Fukushima disaster two years ago, with prime...

  26. April 7, 2013

    Fukushima suffers new radioactive leak

    Radioactive water has seeped into the soil from an underground storage tank at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant...

  27. April 2, 2013

    Thermal coal caught in Mexican stand-off

    The global thermal coal industry is in the midst of a rare Mexican stand-off, with billions of dollars of coal shipments and...

  28. April 2, 2013

    Tepco: jolt from the blue

    Abenomics shifted gear on Tuesday when Japan’s cabinet approved a proposal to sort out the country’s troubled electricity...

  29. April 2, 2013

    Japan to overhaul power sector

    Japan has committed to an overhaul of its electric power sector after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet approved a plan to...

  30. April 1, 2013

    Weak exporters lead Tokyo’s Nikkei lower

    Asian equities were hit by a mixed batch of economic data, led lower by Japan’s Nikkei 225 as investors booked profits on...

  31. March 31, 2013

    Japanese cross-holdings ripe for sale

    An “Abenomics”-inspired surge in Japanese companies’ stock portfolios will boost earnings for the fiscal year just ended,...

  32. March 25, 2013

    Opposition mounts to US gas exports

    The shale revolution has been a gift to the US economy, but like many windfalls it has provoked intense debate over how it...

  33. March 19, 2013

    Fukushima nuclear plant loses power

    A power failure at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station which shut down critical cooling systems for more than a day,...

  34. February 26, 2013

    Japan wakes up to US shale revolution

    Japan has awakened to the US shale revolution. When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met President Barack Obama in...

  35. February 7, 2013

    Japan’s Tepco signs gas deal with US

    Japan’s largest gas consumer has signed a deal to buy liquefied natural gas from the US, as the shale revolution that has...

  36. December 25, 2012

    Japan to strengthen insider trading rules

    Japan’s financial regulator is to strengthen penalties significantly for insider trading in an effort to regain investor...

  37. December 18, 2012

    Shares rise on US budget hopes

    Tuesday 20.15 GMT. Optimism on a US budget deal to avert the fiscal cliff and good news from the eurozone is encouraging...

  38. December 17, 2012

    LDP victory boosts Japan energy companies

    Japan’s decisive re-embracing of the party that built its nuclear industry sent shares in electric utilities sharply higher...

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