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    1. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Asian markets higher despite oil's retreat

      Asian shares were mostly higher on Friday morning, overcoming a soft lead from Wall Street and a retracement in the...

    2. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Takeda shares up amid talk it offered to buy Valeant

      Shares in Takeda Pharmaceutical were up in Japan amid chatter the company and TPG, the private equity firm, had made a...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Shares up early as Yellen speech looms

      Investors in Asia today will be digesting a dismal set of inflation data from Japan and likely heading to the sidelines...

    2. May 24, 2016

      Wall Street lifted by bank and tech stocks

      Tuesday 21:00 BST. Hefty gains for financial and technology stocks drove equity indices sharply higher on both sides of...

    3. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Asian markets and commodity prices sink

      Asian markets eased into another subdued trading session as investors wait for further clues on the pace of US interest...

    4. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Asian stocks look to end cautious week on up note

      Asian markets were squeezing out a gain, following a cautious week in which the prospects of an interest rate rise from...

    5. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Asian markets higher as oil continues march to $50

      Oil prices continued their march toward $50 a barrel in Asia on Tuesday, providing support for regional stock markets...

    6. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      MUFG shares up as investors weigh profit slide, buyback

      Shares in Japan’s biggest bank were outperforming the broader market a day after the lender flagged negative interest...

    7. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Hang Seng, Japan lead gains for Asian markets

      Asian markets outside mainland China were enjoying a solid start to the week, with Japanese shares putting in a good...

    8. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Asian markets slide, oil reverses course, yen strengthens

      Most Asian markets went into reverse on Friday as the yen strengthened and oil gave back recent gains. Japan’s broad...

    9. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Higher oil, lower dollar no boost for Asian stocks

      Asian stocks retreated on Thursday, latching onto a sell-off in US and European markets, with an overnight jump in oil...

    10. May 11, 2016

      Stocks retreat despite oil price rally

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. US and European stocks gave back some of the previous day’s hefty gains even as oil prices climbed...

    11. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Sprint turning round, but SoftBank profit still slides

      The benefits of aggressive cost-cutting at Sprint, the US telecommunications company owned by Japan’s SoftBank, are...

    12. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Markets regain composure on steady Chinese CPI

      Steady inflation numbers helped quell concerns about the health of China’s economy, helping many regional stock markets...

    13. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Down day for most markets, but Japan rises on weaker yen

      A weaker yen pushed Japanese shares higher on Monday, helping them stand out as most other regional benchmarks went...

    14. May 3, 2016

      Yen stands out as dollar falls further

      11.59pm BST: The strengthening yen roiled the Japanese stock market on Monday, but the weaker dollar helped the US...

    15. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      Japanese stocks close to lagging China

      You know your country’s stock market is doing poorly when … Chinese shares are nearing a position of outperformance...

    16. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      Japan leads Asian markets lower in quiet session

      Japanese shares were leading Asia lower after the yen hit its strongest level in 18 months in a holiday-affected...

    17. April 29, 2016

      Japanese equity funds hit by further outflows

      The rapid ascent of the yen has fuelled a retreat from Japanese equity funds, with portfolio managers suffering seven...

    18. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Japan takes a break

      TGIAPHIJ: Thank goodness it’s a public holiday in Japan. It is perhaps something of a relief for investors that the...

    19. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Nikkei slumps as yen punches through ¥110 mark

      The yen surged and the Nikkei fell as the Bank of Japan announced monetary policy would remain unaltered in their...

    20. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Japan leads Asian markets higher ahead of BoJ

      Japanese shares were leading Asia higher after data showing the country slipped back into deflation raised hopes the...

    21. April 27, 2016

      Stocks edge higher on Fed economy update

      Wednesday 23:00 BST. Stock markets picked up gingerly, while oil prices continued to recover and government bond yields...

    22. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Toshiba shares drop after Westinghouse writedown

      Toshiba shares are lower a day after the company warned of a bigger-than-expected annual operating loss as it wrote...

    23. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Mitsubishi shares up despite widening fuel test scandal

      Shares in Mitsubishi Motors were holding up a day after the automaker admitted that fuel efficiency tests on its...

    24. April 26, 2016

      US and European stocks edge up with oil

      Tuesday 21:15 BST. Wall Street and European stocks inched higher along with benchmark bond yields as investors...

    25. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Mitsubishi shares slump on chronic shoddy testing

      Shares in Mitsubishi Motors tanked on Tuesday afternoon in Japan after the automaker said its fuel economy tests dating...

    26. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Asian markets in holding pattern ahead of C-bank meetings

      Asian shares dipped into the red on Tuesday after a week lead from Wall Street and as investors sit on the sidelines...

    27. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      DelayStation: Sony leads Nikkei losers after postponing forecasts

      Shares in Sony are the worst performers on the Nikkei 225 this morning after the company warned it would delay a...

    28. April 21, 2016

      Japan’s Mrs Watanabes show share trading prowess

      Japanese “Mrs Watanabes”, the retail investors who control the nation’s household purse strings, have fled the...

    29. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Asian markets recover as oil stabilises

      Some stabilisation in the price of oil supported a solid rebound for Asian markets on Tuesday. Early gains today had...

    30. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Ribaundo: Japanese stocks bounce back

      Japanese stocks are up sharply in early trade, more than recouping declines on Monday when a confluence of bad news...

    31. April 18, 2016

      UK stocks: concern, but no sweat, on EU vote countdown

      An anxious currency and a stock market exuding sangfroid. Just over two months from Britain’s historic vote on EU...

    32. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      Roiled by oil: stocks, FX slammed by Doha deal collapse

      Oil prices and energy stocks have slumped on Monday morning after major producers failed to reach an agreement over the...

    33. April 14, 2016

      US and European stocks extend gains

      Thursday 21:30 BST. US and European equities pushed higher on Thursday with monetary policy, oil prices and corporate...

    34. April 13, 2016

      Former Abenomics backer warns on negative rates

      Negative interest rates are weakening Japan’s banks — which are vital for stimulating economic growth, the country’s...

    35. April 11, 2016

      Markets start week on cautiously positive note

      Monday 21:43 BST. Investors braced themselves for the start of the US earnings season, with equity markets beginning...

    36. FT Alphaville

      April 11, 2016

      Irony and that JPY-equity correlation

      Or, pictorially, what’s up with this? And we mean apart from the whole “hey, we gave you negative rates why aren’t you...

    37. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      No rest for the wicked yen

      On the seventh day, the yen kept on rallying, making this one of the currency’s longest winning streaks of the past...

    38. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Asian markets mostly down despite better data from China, Japan

      Most Asian markets started the new week on the back foot despite some slightly encouraging economic data from Japan and...

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