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      Will the Fed be more upbeat? Big questions for markets this week

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      July 25, 2016

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      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...

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      July 22, 2016

      Yen calms following choppy Thursday

      The yen is trading cautiously early on Friday following some dramatic moves on Thursday. The Japanese currency weakened...

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      July 21, 2016

      Supersonic helicopters with stealth capabilities and formidable arsenals...

      Helicopter money has been going through an important conceptual transition this month. For years it was deemed the...

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      July 21, 2016

      Kuroda: 'No possibility' for helicopter money in Japan

      The yen has strengthened nearly 1 per cent against the dollar after Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda poured cold...

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      July 19, 2016

      Koo: Why US Quantitative Easing "worked" better than other QEs

      This is a guest post from Richard Koo, chief economist of the Nomura Research Institute and, amongst many other things,...

    6. July 18, 2016

      Bank of Japan: a distant whirring sound

      He did not have to arrive by helicopter. Ben Bernanke landed in Tokyo last week for a chat with Bank of Japan governor...

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      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...

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      July 14, 2016

      The perpetual JGB cometh

      And you may be able to blame Ben Bernanke for it (via Bloomberg): Etsuro Honda, who has emerged as a matchmaker for...

    9. July 13, 2016

      Wall Street rally runs out of steam

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. Wall Street’s record-setting post-Brexit vote rally ran out of steam as energy stocks were...

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      July 13, 2016

      Stocks lose momentum after Wall Street records

      US and European equity gauges are struggling for traction as the post-Brexit global risk on rally that took Wall Street...

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      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...

    12. 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...

    13. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Asian markets continue rally, weak yen boosts Japan

      Asian stock markets continued a global rally on Tuesday as the afterglow of solid US jobs numbers pushed Wall Street to...

    14. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: S&P 500's record close, yen slide

      Asian stocks are set to climb this morning after the S&P 500 closed at a record high on Monday and the yen staged its...

    15. 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...

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      July 11, 2016

      Yen weakens amid reports of Bernanke's BoJ visit

      The yen has taken a slide in afternoon trade. Details are sketchy at this stage, but former Federal Reserve chairman...

    17. June 28, 2016

      Japan offers a glimpse into the future

      Let’s jump ahead to where the world is going. In Japan, which has battled deflation for two decades, many consider the...

    18. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Japan braces for Brexit fallout

      Japanese authorities were locked in crisis meetings as the vote for Brexit sent the yen crashing through Y100 to the...

    19. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Japan stocks 8% lower amid Kuroda comments

      As the Tokyo afternoon session entered its final hour with stocks in the Topix index almost 8 per cent down on the day...

    20. June 17, 2016

      Japan: The dash to stash

      Mrs Togawa leaves her house in western Tokyo determined to buy a safe. She has come to a shop with a great selection, a...

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      June 16, 2016

      ECB ready to 'cushion' markets with liquidity after Brexit – Nowotny

      With just seven days before Britain heads to the polls, the world’s central bankers are slowly revealing more details...

    22. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Yen continues to strengthen

      Stop the ride, stop the ride! Haruhiko Kuroda wants to get off. The yen has continued to strengthen in European trade...

    23. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Central banks in 'close communication' over Brexit vote - Kuroda

      The Bank of Japan is in “close communication” with the Bank of England and other global central banks ahead of the...

    24. May 12, 2016

      BoJ board keeps hope of new stimulus alive

      The Bank of Japan was united against monetary easing in April but kept hopes of future stimulus alive by fretting about...

    25. April 28, 2016

      ‘Dot plot’ can help anticipate Fed’s move

      Three central bankers did nothing. One moved the markets. Haruhiko Kuroda’s decision to eschew further policy...

    26. April 28, 2016

      The Bank of Japan risks a reputation for caprice

      Another monetary policy decision by the Bank of Japan, and another occasion on which financial markets have been left...

    27. April 28, 2016

      Bank of Japan stays on hold: Why the disappointment?

      Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda dashed market hopes for monetary easing on Thursday, choosing to keep policy on...

    28. April 28, 2016

      Japanese yen, bonds and stocks in Abenomics era: charts

      The Bank of Japan confounded most investors’ expectationson Thursday by leaving its policy unchanged, sending the yen...

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      April 28, 2016

      Kuroda: helicopter money is illegal

      Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda has dismissed the immediate prospect of “helicopter money” being deployed in...

    30. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Fed holds, here comes Japan

      The Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold overnight, as expected, and Wall Street edged higher as the FOMC’s...

    31. April 27, 2016

      BoJ uncertainty keeps Japanese tongues wagging

      With equities temporarily frozen in the headlights, JGB yields at record lows and the yen hovering nervously in a ¥111...

    32. April 25, 2016

      Big week for BoJ as surging yen piles on easing pressure

      The Bank of Japan faces intense pressure to ease monetary policy this week as a surging yen threatens its drive for 2...

    33. April 24, 2016

      Week Ahead Economic Outlook: Monetary policy in the spotlight

      This week features another episode of global currency wars, as two heavyweight contenders, the Federal Reserve and Bank...

    34. April 22, 2016

      Yen dives on talk of negative rates on loans

      The yen has tumbled by the most in eight weeks following reports the Bank of Japan may offer negative rates on some...

    35. April 16, 2016

      Japan warned not to devalue the yen

      Japanese officials were met by firm warnings not to devalue the yen as they took their quest to talk down the currency...

    36. 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...

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      April 7, 2016

      Japanese officials losing patience with the yen

      It seems Japanese officials are losing patience with recent movements in the Japanese yen. The Japanese currency is...

    38. April 5, 2016

      Japanese yen surges to 17-month high

      The Japanese yen surged to a 17-month high on Tuesday, as a sharp retreat from riskier assets buoyed demand and again...

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