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      Fast Asia Open: Sell-off set to continue

      Money, money, money, must be funny, in a negative rates world. Another bout of risk aversion washed through global...

    2. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      Opening Quote: Rio Tinto drops progressive divi policy

      Rio Tinto is dropping its progressive dividend policy, Ashmore’s assets under management have slipped by $9.5bn,...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      February 11, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Rio Tinto is dropping its progressive dividend policy, SocGen is the latest large bank to miss expectations, Google is...

    2. February 11, 2016

      Australia seeks to become global education superpower

      Bondi beach is famous for sunbathing and surfing. But it will host a more scholarly pursuit on Friday when 3,000...

    3. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: [rubs eyes] An up day?

      A warning on the impact of global financial market turbulence from Janet Yellen and a flat finish from Wall Street may...

    4. February 10, 2016

      Serco targets £1bn Australian immigration centre contract

      Serco, the British outsourcing company, has entered the race for a £1bn contract to run offshore immigration detention...

    5. February 10, 2016

      Australia looks to legalise medicinal cannabis

      Australia is seeking to legalise the cultivation of medicinal cannabis to supply local patients and create an export...

    6. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      CommBank shares up on profit beat and despite flat divi

      Commonwealth Bank shares have jumped after the Australian lender reported an interim profit ahead of analysts’...

    7. February 9, 2016

      Wall Street struggles in choppy trading

      Tuesday 21:00 GMT. US stocks struggled to regain their composure following the previous session’s sharp sell-off as...

    8. February 9, 2016

      The advantages of dwelling in a decent timezone

      An extended trip to Asia and Australasia demonstrates the problems the world’s different time zones pose for business....

    9. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      Financials slammed in Australia and Japan

      Here’s a bar chart of how major financial stocks in Australia and Japan fared today. In Australia, where the overall...

    10. FT Alphaville

      February 9, 2016

      Tin hat time in Japan?

      Japan 10Y Yield pic.twitter.com/uu6OQtouUT — Michael McDonough (@M_McDonough) February 9, 2016That’s the 10yr going...

    11. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      Japanese stocks down 5% as global rout continues

      Japanese and Australian financial markets were in a spin on Tuesday, with bank shares tumbling after a global sell-off,...

    12. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      Yen strengthens to 15-month high of Y115

      Yen strength was probably not what the Bank of Japan hoped would occur in the wake of its decision last month to adopt...

    13. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      Australian business confidence, conditions ease in January

      Business sentiment in Australia is on the slide this year, according to the January survey of confidence and conditions...

    14. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      Financials lead Japanese stocks 4% lower, ASX down 2.3%

      It’s shaping up to be a very ugly day. Twenty minutes after the open, and the Nikkei 225 is down 3.9 per cent, having...

    15. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Bank stocks to lead sell-off

      Asian bank stocks are set for a hammering today after their US and European peers found themselves on the brunt of a...

    16. February 8, 2016

      French bid to make Australia submarines fades on US security fears

      Paris’s bid to build a $35bn submarine fleet for Australia has lost significant ground over fears the French state...

    17. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Happy lunar new year

      Xin nian kuai le! Gong hey fat choy! Or just happy Chinese new year.   Well, the good news is that the FT Hong Kong’s...

    18. February 5, 2016

      Backlash against Australian ‘nanny state’

      It has a reputation as a laid-back surfer’s paradise. But strict rules outlawing everything from violent video games to...

    19. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Australian retail sales flat in December

      So it wasn’t such a merry Christmas after all in Australia. Retail sales in December registered no month-on-month...

    20. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      UK-listed BHP, Rio follow big Australian bounce

      Resources juggernauts BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto posted near-record gains in Australia today: will the move continue...

    21. February 4, 2016

      Commodities rout rolls through Australia Inc

      Two of Australia’s biggest companies are slashing costs further and writing down the value of their resources...

    22. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Another day, another oil price swing

      Asian stocks look unlikely to recoup heavy declines from yesterday’s session, despite a sharp recovery in the oil price...

    23. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      NZ dollar continues to climb on unemployment rate drop

      For a day dominated by market nerves, the New Zealand dollar has had a blinder of a day. And not because the country’s...

    24. February 3, 2016

      Australian court backs offshore asylum policy

      More than 250 asylum seekers face being sent back to the poverty-stricken South Pacific island of Nauru following a...

    25. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets slip on oil's decline

      Retreating oil prices weighed on US and European markets overnight, and look set to drag Asian bourses lower on...

    26. February 2, 2016

      Aussie rally just a dead monkey bounce

      Banana-chomping primates are not indigenous to Australia. But that has not stopped strategists from shoehorning...

    27. February 2, 2016

      Hochtief admits to insider trading in Leighton takeover

      Hochtief AG, the German construction company, has admitted to insider trading during its controversial battle to take...

    28. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      RBA leaves benchmark rate on hold

      The Reserve Bank of Australia has left interest rates at a record low 2 per cent. Most economists expected the bank to...

    29. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      BHP shares ease after credit rating cut

      “Tell us something we don’t know” probably sums up investors’ response to yesterday’s credit rating downgrade and...

    30. January 29, 2016

      Chevron vows further steep cuts after falling to loss

      Chevron, the second-largest US oil group, has promised further steep cuts in capital spending and operating costs this...

    31. January 29, 2016

      Questions swirl around Royal Dutch Shell’s dividend

      Investors mispriced at least one risk in the recent market turmoil: the likelihood that Royal Dutch Shell’s £36bn offer...

    32. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Vedanta Resources' earnings fall 51%

      Vedanta, the Indian resources group that runs mines from Ireland to Australia, saw its earnings more than halve in the...

    33. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Low rates fuel Aussie credit boom

      Credit card spending and growth is not slowing down in Australia despite serious economic headwinds – low interest...

    34. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: All eyes on the BoJ

      Equity markets in Asia were poised to follow Wall Street’s advance on Friday as traders awaited the latest policy...

    35. January 28, 2016

      Miners still digging for victory

      Demand growth changed dramatically across metals and bulk commodities last year. It slowed in aluminium and nickel, was...

    36. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Fed caution vs oil rebound

      A rebound in the oil price looks likely to set the tone for Asian markets this morning, but gains could be hard fought...

    37. January 27, 2016

      Stocks reverse gains after Fed statement

      Wednesday 21:00 GMT. US stocks gave back early gains, Treasuries recouped losses and the dollar weakened after the...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      January 27, 2016

      Master stroke

      France’s Gael Monfils hits a shot on his knees during his quarter-final match against Canada’s Milos Raonic at the...

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