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    1. November 10, 2015

      SFO blames law for setback in Olympus case

      One year after ousted British head of Olympus, Michael Woodford, lifted the lid on a $1.7bn accounting scandal at the...

    2. August 24, 2015

      Unfinished business in Japan — a view from the board

      Japan is a place where change takes time. When work first took me there in the 1980s, I came across the suggestion that...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      September 19, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - We are a camera, the rise of GoPro. - “Obama’s neglect of Federal Reserve appointments is, in...

    2. April 9, 2014

      Banks sue Olympus for $273m over accounting fraud

      Olympus Corp has been hit with the biggest lawsuit stemming from its two-decade long accounting fraud, when banks...

    3. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2014

      Overshooting and the Fed

      This post by the FT’s US economics editor Robin Harding is cross-published from FT Money Supply. I think people are...

    4. Money Supply

      March 12, 2014

      Overshooting and the Fed

      I think people are confusing two separate questions in the recent debate about wage rises and spare capacity in the US...

    5. February 24, 2014

      Honda to appoint first woman board member

      Honda is set to appoint its first female board member this year in a sign that Japan’s third-biggest carmaker is...

    6. February 23, 2014

      Auditors blow whistle on inadequate procedures for reporting crises

      Up to a third of employers have inadequate whistleblowing procedures, threatening their ability to prevent future...

    7. FT Alphaville

      September 13, 2013

      Woodford and the QE tradeoffs, revisited

      Matt Klein gets in touch with Michael Woodford — macro theorist of world renown, author of a timely monetarist-cheering...

    8. FT Alphaville

      September 12, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Why Michael Woodford thinks the Fed should taper. - More money than Thor (on the Norwegian...

    9. September 5, 2013

      Better to offshore, than to crash out

      British manufacturers often serve the UK best by relocating chunks of their operations overseas. Inventor James Dyson...

    10. FT Alphaville

      September 4, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Paul, on why UK bank mis-selling of swaps is more complicated than you think. In a...

    11. September 4, 2013

      Olympus faces SFO prosecution

      Olympus is to be prosecuted by the UK anti-fraud agency in the first international charges levelled at the Japanese...

    12. Money Supply

      August 23, 2013

      Jackson Hole 2013 – A high unemployment equilibrium?

      For the last three years, there has been no breakfast for journalists on the opening day of Jackson Hole, while we...

    13. FT Alphaville

      August 22, 2013

      What to expect from Jackson Hole

      tl;dr –> possibly not much, though the conference has sprung surprises before and there’s an interesting paper being...

    14. Money Supply

      August 21, 2013

      Jackson Hole 2013 - Missing some central bank chiefs

      Not Bernanke Jackson Hole, the nearest thing on the central banking calendar to Davos, is upon us again, with some of...

    15. July 3, 2013

      Olympus ex-chairman gets suspended sentence

      Tsuyoshi Kikukawa, the disgraced former chairman of Olympus, and two other former executives received suspended...

    16. June 21, 2013

      Unwinding the world’s biggest economic experiment

      On Wednesday, the chairman of the Federal Reserve announced that the greatest experiment in the history of central...

    17. June 5, 2013

      ‘Whistleblowing almost killed me’

      Being a whistleblower changed the life of Paul Moore, former group head of regulatory risk at HBOS, the banking group –...

    18. March 27, 2013

      Body hunts ways to ease whistleblowing

      The whistleblowing chief executive of Olympus and the dean of St Paul’s Cathedral are helping lead a new independent...

    19. January 27, 2013

      Economic policy revived on the internet

      In 2006, rock band the Arctic Monkeys smashed the record for the fastest-selling debut album in the UK without the help...

    20. December 20, 2012

      Ex-banker charged in US for Olympus fraud

      A former Taiwanese banker has been arrested and charged in the US for allegedly helping Olympus conceal a $1.7bn...

    21. December 14, 2012

      This time Japan has a yen for change

      I don’t remember ever having to wait anywhere for a taxi in Japan. When I lived in Tokyo in the 1990s all you had to do...

    22. November 28, 2012

      A gaijin blows the whistle

      When Michael Woodford last year became president of Olympus, the Japanese optical equipment maker, he told his...

    23. Gavyn Davies

      October 3, 2012

      Professor Woodford and the Fed

      Professor Michael Woodford of Columbia University is an extremely renowned macro-economist, and rightly so, but only...

    24. FT Alphaville

      September 17, 2012

      The Closer

      ROUND-UP FT markets round-up: “Global stock markets and commodities struggled to extend last week’s rally in the...

    25. FT Alphaville

      September 14, 2012

      The day after: lingering thoughts and questions about QE3

      What an intriguing day for monetary policy. Others have rightly noted that this is a step towards the recommendations...

    26. FT Alphaville

      September 5, 2012

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Michael Woodford is actually in an NGDP strategy space hole. - Also Sprach Analyst ups the...

    27. Gavyn Davies

      September 2, 2012

      US monetary policy at an important turning point

      Market reactions to Ben Bernanke’s Jackson Hole speech have generally viewed it as slightly more dovish than expected,...

    28. Money Supply

      August 31, 2012

      Jackson Hole Paper 3 - Woodford on the Zero Lower Bound

      This should be interesting. Michael Woodford – probably the world’s pre-eminent monetary policy theorist – is...

    29. June 6, 2012

      Sayonara decline! Japan is globetrotting again

      Michael Woodford of Olympus. Sir Howard Stringer of Sony. Craig Naylor of Nippon Sheet Glass. The cavalcade of foreign...

    30. May 29, 2012

      Olympus settles with ex-chief Woodford

      Michael Woodford, the former Olympus chief executive, has reached an out-of-court settlement with the Japanese company...

    31. May 28, 2012

      Olympus expected to settle with Woodford

      Olympus is expected to reach a £10m settlement with its former chief executive, Michael Woodford, who was summarily...

    32. May 27, 2012

      Ex-Olympus chief seeks $60m compensation

      Michael Woodford, the whistleblowing ex-chief executive of Olympus, will seek up to $60m of compensation from his...

    33. April 29, 2012

      Foreign CEOs face challenges in Japan

      When Craig Naylor, the American chief executive of Nippon Sheet Glass, suddenly resigned this month after less than two...

    34. April 24, 2012

      Olympus misses out on restorative surgery

      Just days after reporting on an extraordinary meeting at scandal-hit Olympus, I found myself tangling with one of the...

    35. April 22, 2012

      Nippon Sheet Glass: communication, please

      Japanese company sacks foreign boss citing strategic disagreements. Investors have heard it before – and it didn’t turn...

    36. April 20, 2012

      Olympus defies critics with new board

      Olympus has won shareholder approval for a new board line-up despite fierce objections from its whistleblowing former...

    37. FT Alphaville

      April 20, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Microsoft’s quarterly results were better than expected due to firmer PC sales, reports Reuters. However its earnings...

    38. April 19, 2012

      Former Olympus chief warns on governance

      The former chief executive of Olympus, who blew the whistle on the company’s accounting fraud, said the corporate...

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