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      JGB 10-year yields turn negative

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      BoJ board members warn of global race to cut interest rates

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      February 8, 2016

      Yen surges to fresh two-week high

      That dull knocking sound you can hear is Bank of Japan officials banging their heads on their desks as the yen does the...

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      How Japan’s ‘jutaku’ houses squeeze creativity into small spaces

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      February 5, 2016

      Negative rate hammering Japanese bank shares

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      JGBs on the brink: 10-years yielding 0.01%

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      Foxconn's Sharp takeover almost sealed

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      Google and IBM overshadow Japanese tech groups in global AI race

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      Dollar hit by weak US service sector data

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      China's lending bubble is being deflated

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      A crude decline

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    21. January 29, 2016

      Federal Reserve: Credibility on the line

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      Bad news from BoJ and US can be good news for rates

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      Negative bond yield universe hits $5.5tn after Japan eases

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      BoJ seeks to regain front foot in deflation battle with rate cut

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    25. January 28, 2016

      Blow for Shinzo Abe as Japan economy minister Akira Amari resigns

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      Japan names new economy minister

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      Japan's economy minister Amari resigns

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      Smartphone suppliers suffer Apple and Samsung double-whammy

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    30. January 27, 2016

      Foxconn’s Terry Gou appeals to Tokyo over $5.1bn Sharp bid

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      January 27, 2016

      Suzuki shares jump on Toyota tie-up chatter

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      SoftBank shares rise 9% following Sprint earnings

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      Energy stocks rally on Monday

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      Oil contagion extends its reach

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      Oil contagion prompts Japan sell-off

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      China steps up incursions around disputed Senkaku Islands

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      Sharp jumps on reports of takeover bid from Foxconn

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