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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Yahoo! Japan shares softer amid Daily Mail takeover reports

      Shares in Yahoo! Japan were softer in morning trade in spite of reports the parent company of the UK’s Daily Mail...

    22. April 8, 2016

      Oil rally puts Wall St on firmer footing

      Friday 21:00 BST. A strong rebound for oil prices helped fuel a rally for global stock indices at the end of a week in...

    23. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Nikkei ends week on brighter note

      The Nikkei 225 has ended the week 0.5 per cent higher as the yen weakened slightly. The broader Topix closed the week...

    24. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Asian markets to end soggy week on down note

      Asian markets are on track to finish an already rough week on a down note, as sentiment takes a knock from a stronger...

    25. April 7, 2016

      Firmer yen flies in the face of negative rates

      When a central bank implements negative interest rate policy, one of the effects should be a sharply weaker currency....

    26. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Japanese market clings to gains, China lower

      A jump in oil prices boosted sentiment in Asia, but continued strength in the yen gnawed at early gains for Japanese...

    27. April 6, 2016

      Stocks bolstered by jump in oil prices

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. US and European stocks bounced back following the previous day’s sell-off as oil prices shot...

    28. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Asian markets recover after China services PMI

      Signs of continued recovery in China’s services sector helped Asian markets flick into positive territory, reversing...

    29. April 5, 2016

      Global growth concerns fuel risk aversion

      Tuesday 21:00 BST. Concerns about the outlook for global growth and renewed volatility for oil prices helped fuel a...

    30. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Nikkei matches 2nd-longest losing streak in Abenomics era

      Japanese stocks have chalked up their equal second-longest losing streak in the era of Abenomics, dropping for a sixth...

    31. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Asian markets lower in broad sell-off

      Declines on Wall Street and a stronger yen have combined to push Asian benchmarks into negative territory on Tuesday....

    32. Fast FT

      April 4, 2016

      Asian markets climb after solid US data

      Asian shares were climbing today after solid US economic data pushed Wall Street higher at the end of last week....

    33. April 1, 2016

      Wall St rallies after jobs and ISM reports

      Friday 21.00 BST. Wall Street reversed early losses but the dollar had a choppy session as participants digested some...

    34. March 31, 2016

      Wall St wary as quarter draws to a close

      Thursday 21:00 BST. US stocks ended an extremely turbulent quarter on a wary note, as optimism that the Federal Reserve...

    35. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      Asian markets fight to finish March on up note

      Asian markets were fighting to finish March on a positive note, as investors cheered for a second day the prospects of...

    36. Fast FT

      March 30, 2016

      Japan misses out on dovish Yellen rally

      A cautious tone from Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chair, about the outlook for US interest rates boosted most...

    37. March 29, 2016

      Cautious Yellen sends Wall Street higher

      Tuesday 21:00 BST. Steep falls for oil prices had only a muted impact on global equity indices as the markets focused...

    38. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      Asian markets lower, yen weaker again

      Stock markets in Asia sank on Tuesday after a weak lead from Wall Street and despite a mild rebound in the US dollar....

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