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  1. September 7, 2014

    Biggest tax inverters ‘have $21bn offshore’

    Three US companies seeking to use controversial takeovers to cut their US tax bills hold at least $21bn in “trapped”...

  2. September 27, 2013

    Week in Review, September 27

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Chip deal shows how cost pressures...

  1. September 27, 2013

    Letter from Lex: it’s all right, M&A

    If mergers and acquisitions are a sign of economic virility, this week would suggest the global economy has come a long way...

  2. September 26, 2013

    Lixil / Grohe: home improvements

    This is how home improvement bills can mount up. Last week Lixil, the Japanese building materials group, spent Y5bn ($50m)...

  3. September 25, 2013

    Tokyo Electron deal may spark further foreign takeovers

    Given the rarity of foreign takeovers in Japan, a 6 per cent premium for chip equipment maker Applied Materials of the US to...

  4. FT Alphaville

    September 24, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Josh Brown’s notes from the Bloomberg 50 Markets Summit. - Matt Klein and Matt O’Brien on how...

  5. September 24, 2013

    Chip groups consolidate against cyclical challenge

    Faced with some of the toughest conditions in the global technology industry, it isn’t hard to see why a giant cross-border...

  6. September 24, 2013

    Applied Materials / Tokyo Electron: no ‘I’ in team

    What, exactly, makes the deal between Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron a “merger of equals”, as the companies would have...

  7. September 24, 2013

    Applied Materials sees shares rise after $10bn Tokyo Electron deal

    Applied Materials, the US maker of equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, has sought to extend its lead in one of the...

  8. March 8, 2013

    Shares rise after strong US jobs data

    Friday 21:30 GMT. Global stocks have ended the week at fresh 4½-year highs as strong US jobs data added to investor optimism...

  9. January 18, 2013

    Chinese growth figures support shares

    Friday 21:15 GMT. Global stocks wrapped up the last trading session of the week near their best levels in more than four...

  10. July 24, 2012

    Asian stocks calmed by China data

    Asian equity markets withstood a cautious session on Tuesday, recovering some poise following the heavy sell-off of the...

  11. July 9, 2012

    Weak orders hit Japanese machine makers

    Weak US jobs data set the tone for Monday’s Asian trading session, leaving most of the main indices lower on renewed fears...

  12. May 1, 2012

    Sharp leads drop for Nikkei’s exporters

    Shares in Sharp Corp tumbled to a 33-year low on Tuesday as investors continued to sell out of the television maker. “Sharp...

  13. FT Alphaville

    May 1, 2012

    Overnight markets: Down

    Tokyo stocks fell in early Tuesday trading, largely in response to the sharp fall in the dollar against the yen, with...

  14. April 16, 2012

    Financials lead Asian equity market fall

    Asian shares dropped, tracking sharp declines in US and European stocks on Friday, after a jump in Spanish borrowing costs...

  15. April 16, 2012

    Corporate profits bolster equity bulls

    Friday 21.50 BST. Stocks pared gains late in the day, as confidence appeared to recede during the afternoon, but global...

  16. February 6, 2012

    Resource sector rally lifts Asian markets

    Asian stocks were broadly higher on Monday, buoyed by data on Friday that showed the US created more jobs than expected in...

  17. February 6, 2012

    Greek woes unsettle stocks and euro

    Friday 10:30 GMT. Global stocks have fallen and the euro retreated from a two-month high amid growing unrest in Greece and...

  18. December 13, 2011

    Asian shares hit by eurozone concerns

    Asian shares were hit by rising risk aversion after credit rating agencies said Europe’s debt crisis was far from over,...

  19. FT Alphaville

    December 13, 2011

    Overnight markets: Down

    Asian shares were hit by growing risk aversion after credit rating agencies said Europe’s debt crisis was far from over and...

  20. September 8, 2011

    Asia indices climb on US stimulus hopes

    Asian stocks extended gains amid increasing expectations of further US stimulus measures but the Hong Kong and Chinese...

  21. August 2, 2011

    Asian equities fall sharply on growth concerns

    Asian stock markets suffered sharp falls as concerns over the global growth outlook were fuelled by fresh signs of weakness...

  22. FT Alphaville

    August 2, 2011

    Overnight markets: Down

    Asian stocks dropped as fresh concerns about the global economic outlook pummeled exporters after a slump in US...

  23. April 15, 2011

    Asian carmakers face up to challenges

    The challenges facing Asian manufacturers since last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan were illustrated...

  24. April 5, 2011

    Tokyo losses weigh on Asian market sentiment

    Asian stocks came under pressure as investors reacted to images of radioactive water pouring into the ocean off Japan while...

  25. November 15, 2010

    China tightening and Ireland woes see stocks slide

    Friday 21:30 GMT China increased the amount of deposits it requires banks to lodge with the central bank by 50 basis points,...

  26. August 23, 2010

    Political doubts cloud Tokyo markets

    Government inaction in Japan dragged Tokyo stocks to a nine-month closing low on Monday, but the prospect of policy...

  27. August 18, 2010

    Japanese shares gain on stimulus expectation

    • Thursday 04:15 GMT. The FTSE Asia-Pacific index is up 0.7 per cent as Japanese shares move away from their lows for the...

  28. August 6, 2010

    Hong Kong surges on earnings reports

    Hong Kong stole the show among the region’s stock markets as it recorded its biggest weekly gain in four months on the back...

  29. August 4, 2010

    Pressure on Japanese exporters as yen rises

    Shares in Japanese exporters came under heavy selling pressure on Wednesday as the yen edged closer towards a 15-year high...

  30. July 20, 2010

    Japanese stocks miss out on Asian rally

    Japanese stocks bucked the broadly firmer trend seen elsewhere in the region on Tuesday as investors returned from a...

  31. July 14, 2010

    Intel results power Asian stocks

    Powerful gains for technology stocks drove Asian equity markets higher on Wednesday as investors took heart from encouraging...

  32. July 12, 2010

    Tokyo slips after election loss

    Japanese stocks came under pressure on Monday following the governing Democratic party’s heavy loss in Sunday’s upper house...

  33. July 8, 2010

    Japanese stocks make best gain for a month

    Japanese stocks surged to their best daily gains in more than a month as investor sentiment turned positive following a...

  34. June 29, 2010

    Toyota at 15-month low after Lexus recall

    Asian stock markets put in relatively muted performances yesterday as the G20 summit in Toronto over the weekend did little...

  35. June 28, 2010

    Asian shares muted as recovery worries linger

    Asian stock markets put in relatively muted performances on Monday as the G20 summit in Toronto over the weekend did little...

  36. June 26, 2010

    Renminbi-inspired gains fade away

    Asian equities saw the gains inspired by renminbi revaluation fade away over the week as investors took profits after weak...

  37. June 25, 2010

    Renminbi-inspired gains fade

    Asian equities saw the gains inspired by renminbi revaluation fade away over the week as investors took profits after weak...

  38. June 22, 2010

    Japanese exporters lead regional retreat

    Asian stocks fell for the first time in nine sessions as investors took profits to calm the euphoria of the previous day’s...

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