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  1. April 15, 2014

    Stocks end higher after volatile session

    Tuesday 21:00 BST. The deteriorating situation in Ukraine, fresh worries about China’s economic outlook and mixed data and...

  2. April 11, 2014

    Japan: time for BoJ to act

    Tadashi Yanai is not hopeful about Japanese consumers – but nor has he yet seen any effect on sales from the recent...

  1. April 11, 2014

    Equities pressured by fresh tech selling

    Friday 21:00 BST. Global equities were on the back foot at the end of a week dominated by a renewed sell-off for US...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Wall Street rallies as techs rebound

    Tuesday 21:00 BST. US stocks rebounded after three days of losses and their European counterparts pared early declines, as...

  3. April 7, 2014

    Stocks slide as valuation worries grow

    Monday 21:00 BST. Global equities came under heavy selling pressure as the recent sell-off in technology stocks in the US...

  4. March 31, 2014

    Japanese sales tax rise is unlikely to force up inflation

    The surest way for ministers to make prices rise is to increase sales tax. But while Japan’s will rise today – from 5 to 8...

  5. March 28, 2014

    Japan equities: tax Topix

    Hold on to your Uniqlo parka jacket and stock up on Asics trainers: Japan’s consumption tax rise kicks in on Tuesday. If the...

  6. 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...

  7. March 9, 2014

    Japan takes money out from under the futon

    JO Hambro Capital Management may have raised a few eyebrows last month when it unveiled plans for a new Japanese equity fund...

  8. February 28, 2014

    US stocks press on to fresh record highs

    Friday 21:15 GMT. US stocks edged further into record territory – although not without a brief wobble – amid growing...

  9. February 14, 2014

    Hang Seng: ton up?

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average started with 12 stocks that really were industrial. The Hang Seng, Hong Kong’s equivalent...

  10. February 12, 2014

    Global stocks extend rally to sixth day

    Wednesday 21:00 GMT. Better news from China and a lingering afterglow from Janet Yellen’s market-friendly testimony to...

  11. February 5, 2014

    Japan’s new-year drop is not a buy signal

    Headlines on Tuesday’s Reuters news blog said nearly everything that needs to be said about investing in Japanese equities....

  12. January 23, 2014

    Global equities tumble on weak China data

    Thursday 21:10 GMT. Disappointing manufacturing figures out of China helped prompt a sharp sell-off in global equities and...

  13. January 22, 2014

    Stocks steady as earnings fail to inspire

    Wednesday 21:10 GMT. US and European equities had a difficult session as another mixed bag of corporate earnings and a lack...

  14. January 15, 2014

    S&P 500 climbs to record closing high

    Wednesday 21:10 GMT. US stocks made a fresh foray into record territory as further encouraging signals on the economy and...

  15. FT Alphaville

    January 8, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Most Asian bourses were moving higher, fuelled by gains on Wall Street and improved prospects for the global...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. November 11, 2013

    Stocks firm on economic optimism

    Monday 21:05 GMT. Global equities started the week on a mildly positive note as a more optimistic view of the US economy was...

  20. 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,...

  21. November 7, 2013

    Euro slides and stocks jump as ECB cuts

    Thursday 2100 GMT. Global stocks declined as a report showing better than expected economic growth offset a move by the...

  22. October 27, 2013

    Japan: when profits are not enough

    Updates from Japan strategists these days can come with a sense of vindication that borders on crowing. The impulse to do...

  23. September 30, 2013

    Fears of US shutdown weigh on equities

    The looming prospect of a US government shutdown kept global equities under pressure as the budget impasse in Washington...

  24. September 24, 2013

    S&P 500 falls for fourth straight day

    Tuesday 21:10 BST. Lingering uncertainty over the outlook for US monetary and fiscal policy made for a hesitant session for...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. FT Alphaville

    September 4, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Resurgent nervousness about looming military action in Syria and a lack of strong economic or corporate data pushed Asian...

  29. 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...

  30. FT Photo Diary

    August 23, 2013

    Market music

    Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg A woman walks past an electronic monitor displaying graphs of Japan’s various stock indices outside a...

  31. 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...

  32. FT Alphaville

    August 16, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks were weaker and Treasury yields remained elevated after yesterday’s US jobless claims and CPI data raised...

  33. FT Alphaville

    August 15, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian markets fell amid mixed earnings and expectations that lower US jobless claims today will boost the chance of Fed...

  34. July 29, 2013

    Caution prevails as busy week begins

    Monday 21:10 BST. Financial markets adopted a broadly cautious tone as a big week in terms of central bank meetings and...

  35. beyondbrics

    July 26, 2013

    London headlines

    * Malaysia deal weighs on AIA profit margins * Russia gives green light to stimulus programme * China grants HSBC renminbi...

  36. FT Alphaville

    July 8, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks fell, although the Nikkei rose slightly and the Topix decline was limited as the dollar strengthened to 101.3...

  37. beyondbrics

    June 29, 2013

    The Weekender, June 29

    The week in emerging markets, with our most read stories, five things we have learned, our favourite long reads, and the...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2013

    What the mysterious OD05 account tells us about China's view of Japan

    Overseas funds have rushed to Japan this year to buy the bull market touched off by prime minister Shinzo Abe. And it seems...

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