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    1. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Yen and JGBs ease slightly following Kuroda remarks

      The yen is trading cautiously following comments by Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda, who indicated further...

    2. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Still room for easing, says Kuroda

      Despite a relatively modest stimulus decision today, Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda insisted that he still sees...

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    1. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Yen surging, government bond prices sliding as BoJ disappoints

      The yen is surging and government bond prices are sliding after the Bank of Japan delivered stimulus measures that fell...

    2. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Yen getting a bit wild ahead of BoJ

      Shouldn’t be too long now until the Bank of Japan delivers its decision on monetary policy. Will things get even wilder...

    3. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      SoftBank posts 19% profit rise

      Despite its persistently loss-making US telecom arm Sprint, net profits at Japan’s SoftBank Group were up 19 per cent...

    4. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      No liftoff for Naver despite growing profits

      Shares in Naver are treading steady on Thursday, even though South Korea’s biggest internet portal operator beat...

    5. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      US and European equity gauges firmer

      US and European equity gauges are firmer after hopes for a chunky fiscal boost by the Japanese government hit the yen...

    6. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Line's first post-IPO results show move to profit

      Tokyo-based messaging service Line showed it was growing in profitability as it unveiled its maiden results, after it...

    7. July 26, 2016

      Activist investors accelerate efforts to build influence in Asia

      One hedge fund takes a company to court. Another suggests a company it has invested in should change strategy. So far,...

    8. July 26, 2016

      Japan knife attacker kills 19 people at disabled care facility

      Nineteen people have been stabbed to death and 25 injured in one of Japan’s worst mass killings when a former employee...

    9. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Canon blames yen's post-Brexit surge for profit warning

      Canon has become the first Japanese manufacturer to blame the post-Brexit surge in the yen for its second profit...

    10. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Markets cautious ahead of key central bank meetings this week

      Tension ahead of important central bank meetings this week are bolstering perceived havens like gold, Treasuries and...

    11. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Yen strengthens further as Japan FinMin speaks

      The yen has firmed further against the dollar in afternoon trade in Asia. The push higher followed comments from Taro...

    12. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      At least 15 dead in Japan knife attack

      At least 15 people were killed early on Tuesday in Japan when a man went on a knife rampage at a facility for the...

    13. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Nintendo shares drop nearly 18% after cautionary Pokémon Go note

      A virtual horde of digital monsters flooded the streets of Hong Kong on Monday as Pokémon Go made its debut in the...

    14. July 22, 2016

      ‘Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London’, by Lauren Elkin

      “Paris is a huge home-sick peasant,” wrote the British poet and novelist Hope Mirrlees in 1919. “He carries a thousand...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      July 22, 2016

      Pokémon Go is launched in Japan

      Men play the augmented reality mobile game “Pokemon Go” by Nintendo on their mobile phones as they walk at a busy...

    16. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Nintendo surges as Pokémon Go launches in Japan

      Pokémon Go has launched in the homeland of the Nintendo franchise at last, prompting the Japanese games group’s shares...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      July 20, 2016

      Passing Pokemon

      A woman using a mobile phone walks past a shop selling Pokemon goods in Tokyo, Japan ...

    18. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      Nintendo shares double as Pokémon Go frenzy continues

      Much like a Pokémon goes through its own ‘evolution‘, so, too, has Nintendo’s share price, which has more than doubled...

    19. July 15, 2016

      Travel updates: Farnborough, Tokyo and Zurich

      Farnborough Boeing, the world’s largest plane maker in 2015, is celebrating its centenary this weekend with a display...

    20. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Markets edge down after record-breaking US rally

      US and European equity gauges are softer and government bond yields are nudging back toward record lows as traders...

    21. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Fast Retailing shares jump despite cutting guidance

      Shares in Fast Retailing have leapt higher in Tokyo on Friday morning despite the owner of Uniqlo announcing another...

    22. Fast FT

      July 14, 2016

      Japan's Line surges 35% in trading debut

      Talk about an enthusiastic welcome. Shares in Line, the Tokyo-based rival messaging service to WhatsApp, surged by more...

    23. July 13, 2016

      SoftBank: Waiting for the next ‘big idea’

      Masayoshi Son, the founder and chairman of SoftBank, has big ideas. Big, “crazy ideas”, he says. Now, liberated from...

    24. July 13, 2016

      Tweaking and tinkering will not fix Japan’s democracy

      No one can be happier than Shinzo Abe that Sunday’s upper house election tipped the legislative balance in favour of...

    25. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Yen swings into decline, through ¥‎103

      For a while today, it looked like the yen was going to stage a recovery after Monday’s sell-off. But not at the moment....

    26. FT Alphaville

      July 11, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: Looking to Europe

      US and Asia markets rally; is Europe next? FT Opening Quote is your early Square Mile briefing. You can sign up for the...

    27. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: Nintendo, LafargeHolcim, Lloyds

      FT Opening Quote is your early Square Mile briefing, written by Robert Armstrong. You can sign up for the full...

    28. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      Nintendo shares surge by daily limit on Pokémon Go fever

      It prompted one man to momentarily ignore that his wife was about to birth, it’s being used by armed robbers to lure...

    29. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      Line prices IPO at top of range

      Line, the Tokyo-based rival messaging service to WhatsApp, has announced that its IPO was priced at the top of the...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      July 10, 2016

      Counting the votes in Japan's upper house election

      Election officers count votes at a ballot counting centre for Japan’s upper house election in Tokyo, Japan ...

    31. 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...

    32. Fast FT

      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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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