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    1. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Perusing the pound

      Just a quick checkup on sterling – the financial asset we can’t take our eyes off. The British pound is trading pretty...

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      June 28, 2016

      Message app Line sets IPO price range

      Line, the Tokyo-based company that operates a rival messaging service to WhatsApp, has set out a price range for its...

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    1. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      Yields on Japanese government bonds hit record lows

      The intensifying scramble for “tin hats” to weather the global Brexit fallout sent yields on Japanese government bonds...

    2. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      Japanese shares slide in early trade

      Japanese shares took a tumble this morning, erasing yesterday’s gain, all alongside a stronger yen. The broad Topix...

    3. June 27, 2016

      Brexit uncertainty weighs on global groups with UK assets

      As dealing rooms around the world opened for business on Monday morning, traders were forced to react to a weekend of...

    4. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      US stocks set to extend Brexit-fuelled sell-off

      More pain, no gain. US stock-index futures were suggesting that the sell-off triggered by the UK’s shock decision last...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      June 27, 2016

      Shopping in Ginza

      A woman clad in a kimono walks in front of a decorated construction site wall at Ginza shopping district in Tokyo,...

    6. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      Tokyo forex traders cautious ahead of London open

      Tokyo currency desks say they are seeing thin volumes today as the markets, as one trader put it, “dance around the...

    7. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      Japanese shares rise in early trade

      Equity brokers in Tokyo reported light volumes in Tokyo as the stock market opened cautiously higher and all eyes...

    8. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Wall Street braces for sharp sell-off post Brexit

      Tin hats on. Wall Street is set to lurch sharply lower on Friday after a shock decision by the UK to leave the EU sent...

    9. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      'True mayhem' - Japanese markets reel from Brexit vote

      Japanese trading floors lurched from frenzied activity to silent disbelief in the closing minutes of Friday trading, as...

    10. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Asia's central bankers talk tough amid market volatility

      While all eyes are turned to Tokyo on expectations of possible monetary intervention, central banks throughout the Asia...

    11. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2016

      Whispering sweet intervention warnings in Japan

      A reminder of the BoJ’s intervention tendencies, from Nomura: And yes, they really might pull the trigger — what with...

    12. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Automaker shares slump amid Brexit uncertainty

      Shares in international car makers with manufacturing plants in the UK have fallen sharply in the wake of the UK’s...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Tokyo Stock Exchange temporarily halts futures trading

      The Tokyo Stock Exchange temporarily halted trading of several futures and options for 10 minutes as a circuit breaker...

    16. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Japan's finance minister to hold presser amid turmoil

      Japanese finance minister Taro Aso (pictured) will hold a press conference at 1.15pm local time – 5.15am in London –...

    17. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Japan down in mid-morning trade, yen stronger

      Nearly two hours into the Tokyo morning session, the Topix is down a fairly narrow 1.5 per cent but the swings that...

    18. Fast FT

      June 23, 2016

      Optimism returns to tentative markets on Brexit day

      Sterling hit its highest point of the year and equity gauges are firmer as voting gets underway in the UK’s referendum...

    19. June 22, 2016

      Hong Kong regains crown in ranking of expensive cities for expats

      Hong Kong is once again the world’s most expensive city for expatriates, even as the economy in the Chinese territory...

    20. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      SoftBank shares rise after Nikesh Arora resigns

      Shares in telecoms and media group SoftBank are outperforming in Japan after the abrupt resignation of the company’s...

    21. FT Alphaville

      June 21, 2016

      Abenomics as epic fantasy

      Once upon a time (well, 2012) in a realm of falling or flat prices and stalling economic growth, one man had the...

    22. Fast FT

      June 20, 2016

      IMF: 'Abenomics needs reloading'

      Japan requires an overhaul of its economic strategy three years into its ambitious “Abenomics” programme, the...

    23. FT Alphaville

      June 20, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - The evolution of private loan agreements. - Blockchain company’s smart contracts were… dumb. -...

    24. Fast FT

      June 20, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: UK's EU referendum week begins

      It’s a pretty important week for markets as far as risk events are concerned, with the UK’s referendum on European...

    25. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: BoJ, Oz jobs, a dovish Fed

      A dovish policy statement from the Federal Reserve as it kept interest rates on hold undermined the US dollar and...

    26. June 15, 2016

      Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe resigns over expenses scandal

      The governor of Tokyo has resigned after allegations he used political funds to pay for artworks and family holidays,...

    27. Fast FT

      June 15, 2016

      JGB yields hit record lows ... again

      Surprise, surprise, Japanese government bond yields have hit record lows. In afternoon trade in Tokyo, the yield on...

    28. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      MSCI delays including China A shares in key index

      International investors’ concerns about the quality of mainland China’s markets have once more put paid to hopes that...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      June 13, 2016

      Market reflection

      Raindrops on a car window reflect pedestrians walking past a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan. Japan’s...

    30. Fast FT

      June 13, 2016

      Risk off grips markets ahead of Brexit, Fed

      Equities are sliding, while investors seek “safety” in government bonds, the yen and gold, as worries about Brexit...

    31. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Chat app Line to raise $1.1bn in dual Tokyo/NY IPO

      Line, the Japanese challenger to WhatsApp, is seeking to raise a smaller-than-expected ¥‎112.7bn ($1.1bn) in a dual...

    32. June 9, 2016

      Chinese tourists search far and wide for Japan’s rare whiskies

      To be a treasure hunter in the 21st century requires four things: a hire car, a return ticket from China, a bit of...

    33. Tech blog

      June 6, 2016

      #techFT - Ad chiefs fear $50bn online fraud

      Advertisers are worried about whether real humans are clicking on their ads, data privacy experts are alarmed about...

    34. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      Suzuki Motor raided by investigators in Tokyo

      Japanese investigators have raided Suzuki Motor’s head office amid a probe into a fuel economy testing scandal. Last...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      June 2, 2016

      Wall of communication

      A woman walks past a wall of mock-up mobile phones displayed outside an electronics store in downtown Tokyo, Japan. The...

    36. June 1, 2016

      SoftBank cuts Alibaba stake to raise cash

      SoftBank plans to sell at least $7.9bn worth of its stake in Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba to raise cash and pay down...

    37. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Yen jumps as Japan's sale tax is delayed

      Japan’s currency is strengthening after the country’s prime minister has formally announced a much-anticipated delay to...

    38. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Abe confirms sales tax hike delay

      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed at a news conference on Wednesday that he will delay a hike in sales tax...

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