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      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...

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      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...

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    1. 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...

    2. Fast FT

      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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. Fast FT

      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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. Fast FT

      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...

    19. 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...

    20. April 4, 2016

      Bank of Japan dealt blow over inflation goal

      Companies do not believe the Bank of Japan will hit its 2 per cent inflation goal by 2021 in the latest blow to...

    21. Fast FT

      April 1, 2016

      Kuroda to freshers: 'Build your communication skills'

      It’s a custom for CEOs of Japanese companies to give speeches to bright young new staff members on the first working...

    22. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      Japan's consumer prices rise in February

      Did the monetary policy bazooka work? Maybe, but barely. The Bank of Japan made the historic decision on January 29 to...

    23. Fast FT

      March 18, 2016

      BoJ minutes shed light on negative rates decision

      Minutes from the Bank of Japan’s January 29 meeting have fleshed out some of the reasoning behind the central bank’s...

    24. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      Kuroda says -0.5% rate cut 'possible in theory'

      Minus 0.5. That’s the furthest into negative rates-land the Bank of Japan is prepared to step. Addressing parliament...

    25. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      Asian equities weaker as BoJ makes markets wait

      Asian equities were weaker and the yen slightly stronger ahead of the Bank of Japan’s monetary policy decision, which...

    26. Fast FT

      March 14, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Bank of Japan decision in focus

      Everyone think happy thoughts – the Bank of Peter Pan holds its policy meeting today. Markets were caught off guard...

    27. March 8, 2016

      Japan banking unions drop pay rise demands amid negative rates

      Trade unions across Japan’s financial sector are abandoning their demands for wage rises this year in a sign that...

    28. March 4, 2016

      Abe choice for BoJ board signals determination on stimulus

      Shinzo Abe has nominated an obscure 70-year-old economist to replace the only woman on the Bank of Japan board in a...

    29. February 26, 2016

      Japan Post Bank faces negative rates hit

      Japan Post Bank, the former state-owned financial group that collects the deposits of more than 100m account holders,...

    30. Fast FT

      February 26, 2016

      Japan inches closer to defaltion, again

      You’re gonna need a bigger … monetary policy bazooka. Japanese inflation stalled in January. There’s little to be...

    31. FT Alphaville

      February 22, 2016

      The BoJ's negative rate squeeze, charted

      From Deutsche’s Robin Winkler on the dispersion of pain from Japan’s new, tiered, negative rates regime: As Winkler...

    32. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      Vaults in vogue in negative rate Japan

      Mini-vaults are in fashion in the land of the rising sun. That’s according to Japan’s national newspaper Yomiuri...

    33. February 18, 2016

      Japan will have to double down on stimulus to save Abenomics

      Like a man selling ice creams in a snowstorm, Haruhiko Kuroda could not have timed his late January move to negative...

    34. February 16, 2016

      Wall Street shrugs off oil price retreat

      Tuesday 21:00 GMT. Wall Street bulls returned refreshed from a long weekend break in the US but signs of fatigue began...

    35. February 12, 2016

      Abe may leave office without ever seeing elusive 2% inflation

      Economists fear that Shinzo Abe and Haruhiko Kuroda will leave office without ever seeing inflation of 2 per cent as a...

    36. Fast FT

      February 12, 2016

      Markets: Bounce in oil prices helps calmer tone

      European and US equity gauges are striving to rally at the end of a turbulent week dominated by fears about the...

    37. Fast FT

      February 12, 2016

      How currencies reacted since the BoJ went negative

      The yen has turned into a ‘superweed’ for the Bank of Japan. Much like weeds and pests develop resistance to herbicides...

    38. Fast FT

      February 12, 2016

      Japan 5% lower amid Asia sell-off

      Asian markets slumped on Friday, led by a more than 5 per cent drop for Japanese stocks as the yen continued to...

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