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  1. November 13, 2012

    Business sentiment fall hits Sydney index

    Australian shares led losses in the Asia-Pacific region on Tuesday as business sentiment fell, while broader markets...

  2. October 10, 2012

    Japanese carmakers hit by China concerns

    Tokyo stocks fell sharply on Wednesday as investors took fright over the risks mounting up against Japanese equities,...

  1. September 27, 2012

    Stimulus speculation lifts Chinese stocks

    Chinese stocks in Shanghai and Hong Kong rose sharply as speculation intensified that Beijing was to announce measures to...

  2. June 26, 2012

    Asian shares dip on eurozone woes

    Asian shares fell for a fourth day as a downgrade of Spanish banks by Moody’s and news Cyprus was seeking a bailout...

  3. June 6, 2012

    Sydney stocks disappoint after strong GDP

    Asia-Pacific stocks bounced strongly on Wednesday as speculation that central banks are poised to embark on a round of...

  4. February 28, 2012

    Tokyo stocks climb after strong retail sales

    Asian equities were buoyed on Tuesday by renewed hopes that Greece’s current bail-out will cause no further global market...

  5. February 23, 2012

    Will Beijing loosen monetary policy further?

    Investors breathed a sigh of relief last weekend as the People’s Bank of China finally validated expectations for easier...

  6. February 20, 2012

    Weaker yen continues to push Nikkei higher

    Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 Average extended its six-month high with export stocks continuing to feel the benefit of a weaker yen....

  7. January 10, 2012

    Monetary easing hopes lift China shares

    A strong performance from the commodities sector helped China’s Shanghai Composite index rise for the third consecutive...

  8. December 15, 2011

    Japanese stocks hit by Tankan outlook fears

    Asian equities fell on Thursday as the chill from Europe’s debt crisis was reflected by manufacturers in Japan. The...

  9. November 9, 2011

    HK and China stocks lifted by policy hopes

    Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index jumped back above the 20,000 level for the first time in almost two weeks as easing Chinese...

  10. October 7, 2011

    Exporters help Asia to pare losses

    Asian equity markets put on strong gains in the final two sessions, but for some the rally was not robust enough to...

  11. September 27, 2011

    Asia-Pacific stocks leap on recovery hopes

    Asian shares rallied sharply from 16-month lows on Tuesday, as the benchmark regional index made its biggest daily advance...

  12. August 15, 2011

    Hong Kong and Sydney lead Asian advance

    Strong gains for resource stocks and financials gave a sharp lift to indices in Hong Kong and Sydney as Asia’s equity...

  13. June 29, 2011

    Europe’s banks buoyed by Athens ‘yes’ vote

    European equity investors on Wednesday built on the gains made in the previous two sessions, but the Greek parliament’s...

  14. June 16, 2011

    Asian stocks fall sharply on growth concerns

    The fallout from the global malaise of slowing growth and the mounting eurozone debt crisis pushed Asian stocks sharply...

  15. May 30, 2011

    New Zealand dollar hits record high

    New Zealand’s dollar rose to its highest free-float level against its US counterpart after the country’s trade surplus...

  16. April 29, 2011

    Tokyo gains drive Asian stocks higher

    Asian stocks added to recent gains this week, largely thanks to Tokyo’s Nikkei Average hitting its best level since last...

  17. March 6, 2011

    Expectations rise of New Zealand rate cut

    The Bank of England and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand both announce interest rate decisions this week, but, given last...

  18. February 9, 2011

    Asian stocks fall in reaction to China rate rise

    Inflation fears drove Asian markets down to their worst performance in three weeks as Hong Kong stocks tumbled to the lowest...

  19. January 21, 2011

    China tightening fears pressure Asian stocks

    Japanese stocks suffered their biggest weekly loss for three months as markets across the region were hit by fears that...

  20. November 5, 2010

    Resource stocks drive Asian equities to 2-year highs

    Asian stocks climbed to 28-month highs and their biggest weekly gains in nearly a year as commodity-related shares soared...

  21. October 27, 2010

    Asian stocks weaker as resource stocks weigh

    Asian stocks fell the most in more than two weeks but the Tokyo market edged forward as the yen drifted further away from...

  22. October 20, 2010

    Chinese property stocks under pressure

    Asian stock markets retreated for a fourth-successive session as investors reacted to China’s unexpected interest rate rise....

  23. October 11, 2010

    Mining and metals stocks push Asia higher

    Shanghai stocks led a broadly positive session in Asia, jumping sharply for the second-consecutive trading day as investors...

  24. FT Alphaville

    May 19, 2010

    How the Wolf Pack is (already) playing the BaFin ban

    How do you say “law of unintended consequences” in German? With the naked short-selling of eurozone bonds, credit default...

  25. January 20, 2010

    Renminbi keeps analysts guessing

    Few questions loom larger with currency strategists this year than whether, and to what extent, China will allow its...

  26. January 19, 2010

    Renminbi keeps analysts guessing

    Few questions loom larger with currency strategists this year than whether, and to what extent, China will allow its...

  27. November 19, 2007

    Singapore growth pace may be slowing

    Singapore’s economy posted its strongest growth rate in 18 months in the third quarter. But the pace of expansion could be...

  28. July 12, 2007

    Yen hits new low on BoJ rate decision

    The yen fell Thursday, hitting a new record low against the euro, after the Bank of Japan voted 8-1 in favour of leaving...

  29. July 10, 2007

    Yen plummets to record low against euro

    Japan's yen hit a fresh record low against the euro yesterday and fell against other high-yielding currencies as carry...

  30. July 9, 2007

    Yen plummets to record low against euro

    Japan’s yen hit a fresh record low against the euro on Monday and fell against other high-yielding currencies as carry...

  31. March 21, 2007

    Dollar under pressure after Fed decision

    The dollar slipped after the Federal Reserve kept US interest rates on hold at 5.25 per cent on Wednesday. The decision...

  32. March 20, 2007

    Dollar hit by new policy stance

    The dollar slipped on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept US interest rates on hold at 5.25 per cent. The decision...

  33. February 8, 2007

    S Korean exporters express concern

    The weakness of the yen has drawn concern from South Korean exporters, especially carmakers such as Hyundai Motor, as they...

  34. January 4, 2007

    Singapore economy keeps on growing

    The growth of Singapore's economy accelerated in the fourth quarter, supporting views by private economists that economic...

  35. January 3, 2007

    Singapore GDP growth exceeds expectations

    The growth of Singapore’s economy accelerated in the fourth quarter, providing support to private economists’ views that...

  36. December 4, 2006

    Asian central banks learn to live with dollar fall

    Asian central banks appear divided on how to respond to the falling US dollar. Several countries, including Thailand, South...

  37. September 5, 2006

    Data help yen break losing run

    The yen broke its losing streak yesterday, buoyed by a heady cocktail of strong Japanese data, stretched positioning and...

  38. September 4, 2006

    Yen breaks losing streak after strong data

    The yen broke its losing streak on Monday, buoyed by a heady cocktail of strong Japanese data, stretched positioning and...

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