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      Fast Europe Open: earthquakes strike Italy

      Markets are likely to keep a close eye on Italy today, which was struck by an earthquake and aftershocks in the early...

    2. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Asian markets muted as dollar stalls

      The yen experienced a brief bout of strength on Tuesday, exerting downward pressure on the stock prices of Japanese...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 22, 2016

      Respite for Japanese stocks as yen slides, Asia weaker

      Weakness in the yen was providing exporters in Japan with some welcome relief on Monday, but other stock markets around...

    2. August 18, 2016

      Dollar struggles in wake of Fed minutes

      Thursday 21:00 BST. The dollar continued to struggle and US equities inched towards recent record highs as participants...

    3. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Dollar, yen in focus

      The dollar and yen are front and centre for investors in Asia this morning. Overnight, a muted set of US inflation data...

    4. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Markets continue to chew through economic data

      It was a subdued start to the week for Asian markets, as investors chewed through disappointing economic data from...

    5. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Japanese stocks shrug off disappointing Q2 GDP

      Japanese stocks are treading water, following worse-than-expected GDP data showing Asia’s second biggest economy is...

    6. August 12, 2016

      Wall St retreats after record-setting day

      Friday 21:00 BST. Wall Street paused for breath following Thursday’s record-setting session as some disappointing...

    7. Fast FT

      August 10, 2016

      Stronger yen weighs on Japanese carmakers

      A stronger yen is hurting Japanese stocks in the midweek session. On Tuesday the Japanese currency closed 0.6 per cent...

    8. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      Asian markets cautious as oil prices reverse

      Asian stocks were posting cautious gains on Tuesday after Wall Street pulled back from a record high and with oil...

    9. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      Asian stocks rally as yen weakens, Wall St hits record

      Asian stocks were rallying on Monday after a solid US jobs report helped push Wall Street to a record high on Friday....

    10. Fast FT

      August 3, 2016

      Japan watch 02: stocks under more pressure as yen strengthens

      It’s turning into a muckier day for Japanese investors as the yen strengthens and bonds look to extend their losing...

    11. Fast FT

      August 3, 2016

      Japan watch 01: Yen and stocks weaker, bonds recover

      Okay, well, yep, it’s pretty much as the headline says, but this is how Japan is performing within the first half hour...

    12. August 2, 2016

      Equities hurt by European bank worries

      Tuesday 21:00 BST. Global equities came under renewed pressure as concerns about the European banking sector...

    13. FT Alphaville

      August 1, 2016

      Discussing the BoJ's alleged impotence...

      Fine, the Japanese stock market maybe isn’t paying attention to the Bank of Japan the way it used to. But did things...

    14. July 29, 2016

      Yen races higher after BoJ disappoints

      Friday 21:00 BST. Disappointment at the Bank of Japan’s latest efforts to stimulate the economy, weak US second-quarter...

    15. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      10-year JGB yields leap the most since 2013

      The yen wasn’t the only Japanese asset class to throw a wobbly. Yields on benchmark Japanese government bonds have...

    16. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Yen getting a bit wild ahead of BoJ

      Shouldn’t be too long now until the Bank of Japan delivers its decision on monetary policy. Will things get even wilder...

    17. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Yen weakens on stimulus speculation

      The yen has taken a leg lower on speculation the government is about to reveal more details of its proposed stimulus...

    18. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Asian markets mostly higher, Aussie dollar weaker after CPI

      Markets around Asia were mostly higher as key meetings for global central banks loomed, and Japanese shares were...

    19. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Markets in retreat as investors gear up for Fed, BoJ

      Asian markets were softer on Tuesday after Wall Street pulled back from a record high and investors readied themselves...

    20. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Weaker yen supports Japanese stocks

      Stocks across the Asia Pacific region had a mixed start to the week, with a weaker yen helping Japanese stocks shrug...

    21. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Firmer yen weighs on Japanese equities

      Equities across the Asia Pacific region are set to end the week on a downbeat note, with Japanese stocks in particular...

    22. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Japan shares lower amid mixed Asian markets

      Japanese markets were lower amid a mixed session for Asian markets as Wall Street pulled back from a record high and...

    23. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      Japanese markets defy regional sell-off

      Most Asian stock markets were weaker on Tuesday morning, with Japanese shares managing to avoid the sell-off as...

    24. July 18, 2016

      Japan’s volatile Mothers market blasts into the future

      After nearly four years of the Abenomics growth programme, a deflation-busting negative interest rate policy in place...

    25. July 15, 2016

      Wall Street retreats from record high

      Friday 21:00 BST. US and European stocks closed out a strong week on a slightly subdued note, even as further positive...

    26. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Pound, Japan stocks, yen, eye monster weekly moves

      Maybe you’ve been too caught up in Pokémon Go fever to notice, but it has been a BIG week for Japanese stocks, the yen...

    27. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      China GDP, BoE's hold help Asian markets round out solid week

      Asian markets looked set to cap off a strong week with gains on Friday as China’s economy held steady in the June...

    28. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Pokémonetary policy: yen, stocks swing on helicopter money

      BREAKING: We have obtained what is believed to be a screenshot from Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s smartphone...

    29. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Japanese markets trim gains as yen strengthens, Asia still higher

      Another record high for Wall Street and sustained expectations the Bank of Japan is gearing up to further loosen...

    30. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Yen-tal as anything: The dips are getting bigger

      Japanese stocks are staging some of their strongest winning streaks on record as growing expectations for monetary...

    31. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      Japanese shares leap, yen slides as BoJ rumours fly

      Japanese stocks staged one of their biggest one-day rallies this year amid speculation the Bank of Japan could be...

    32. FT Alphaville

      July 11, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: Looking to Europe

      US and Asia markets rally; is Europe next? FT Opening Quote is your early Square Mile briefing. You can sign up for the...

    33. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: Nintendo, LafargeHolcim, Lloyds

      FT Opening Quote is your early Square Mile briefing, written by Robert Armstrong. You can sign up for the full...

    34. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets leap on strong US jobs data

      Australian and Japanese shares are posting solid gains in early trade as sentiment in markets was given a boost by...

    35. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      Japanese carmakers and banks sink

      With the yen/dollar dallying between the ¥100 and ¥101 range, Japanese companies are feeling the heat on Wednesday....

    36. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      Yen through ¥‎101 per dollar, Japan stocks down 2.4%

      The Japanese yen has broken through the ¥‎101 barrier again, putting pressure on Japanese stocks. The yen strengthened...

    37. July 5, 2016

      US Treasury yields slide to record lows

      Tuesday 21:00 BST. A renewed bout of nerves regarding the impact of the UK’s vote to leave the EU pushed sterling to a...

    38. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      Yen eyes sub-¥102 close for first time in two years

      Japanese stocks may have dodged a bullet today, posting relatively mild declines despite a solid session for the yen....

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