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      April 28, 2016

      Kuroda: helicopter money is illegal

      Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda has dismissed the immediate prospect of “helicopter money” being deployed in...

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      April 28, 2016

      Japan back in deflation as consumer prices retreat

      You’re gonna need a bigger bazooka, Mr Kuroda: Japan has slipped back into deflation. Japan’s March inflation data...

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      April 27, 2016

      Mitsubishi earnings

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    4. April 27, 2016

      Golf, lapdancing — there’s far too much fun in fund management

      When I was a junior stockbroker in Tokyo my boss told me he had a problem with me. It wasn’t the fact that I was late...

    5. April 27, 2016

      BoJ uncertainty keeps Japanese tongues wagging

      With equities temporarily frozen in the headlights, JGB yields at record lows and the yen hovering nervously in a ¥111...

    6. April 26, 2016

      Japan’s negative rate experiment is an alarm bell for the US

      Hirano Nobuyuki may be the bravest man in Japan. The chief executive of Mitsubishi UFJ earlier this month used a speech...

    7. April 25, 2016

      Rakuten tees up golf course drone in challenge to Amazon

      Rakuten, the online retailer, is launching a drone service in Japan ahead of Amazon as tech companies compete to...

    8. April 25, 2016

      Family squabbles rock boat in landmark China reparations case

      A landmark war reparations ruling that forced Japan’s Mitsui OSK to pay millions of dollars to the descendants of a...

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      April 22, 2016

      Yen set for biggest one day drop since Oct '14

      The Japanese yen was poised for its biggest one-day decline against the US dollar since October 2014 on Friday...

    10. April 22, 2016

      Tokyo story

      The first Japanese clients to appear in the Louis Vuitton archives are the politicians Goto Shojiro and Itagaki...

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      April 22, 2016

      Sliding yen dominates markets

      Markets action is dominated by a sharp drop in the yen on reports the Bank of Japan is considering negative interest...

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      April 21, 2016

      Equities and euro steady ahead of ECB

      Oil prices and a global stock barometer are near five-month highs, while the euro is steady ahead of a policy update...

    13. April 20, 2016

      Japanese yields move further below zero

      Yields on long-dated Japanese government bonds dipped further into record low territory on Wednesday as the quest for...

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      April 19, 2016

      Close combat

      Sumo wrestlers compete during the annual ‘Honozumo’ ceremonial sumo tournament dedicated to the Yasukuni Shrine in...

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      April 19, 2016

      Stock market projections

      Pedestrians stand before a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan. Pushed by the depreciation of the Japanese yen...

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      April 19, 2016

      Prayers before Honozumo

      Sumo wrestlers line up as they pray before the start of the annual ‘Honozumo’ ceremonial sumo tournament dedicated to...

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      April 19, 2016

      What oil stress? Nerves fade, stocks sail higher

      The global FTSE All-World stock barometer is climbing to 2016 highs after Tokyo rebounded and Wall Street shrugged off...

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      April 19, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Oil recovers

      A recovery in oil prices underpinned gains for markets on both sides of the Atlantic overnight, and should see Asian...

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      April 18, 2016

      The economic aftershocks of the Kumamoto quake

      Having killed 41 people, forced the evacuation of tens of thousands and brought manufacturing in the city Kumamoto to a...

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      April 18, 2016

      Stock aftershocks following the Kyushu quake

      Japanese stocks are being hit from all sides on Monday. Not only is the yen strengthening again, and tumbling oil...

    21. April 16, 2016

      Second quake hits south Japan as it struggles with initial damage

      Southern Japan rocked by 6.5 magnitude quake Thousands of people faced a night sheltering from torrential rain with...

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      April 15, 2016

      Japan seeks penalty against Credit Suisse on information leak

      Japanese regulators are once again stepping up their crackdown on information leaks by brokerages. The country’s...

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      April 14, 2016

      Singapore easing catches markets off guard; oil stumbles

      European and US equity gauges are taking a breather after their latest rally to multi-month highs, with monetary...

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      April 14, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: A second helping?

      Investors will be hoping Asian markets can at least consolidate yesterday’s gains, after Wall Street joined in a global...

    25. April 13, 2016

      Former Abenomics backer warns on negative rates

      Negative interest rates are weakening Japan’s banks — which are vital for stimulating economic growth, the country’s...

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      April 13, 2016

      China trade figures boost global markets

      Global stocks are challenging their highs for the year as better than expected trade data from China ease growth fears,...

    27. April 12, 2016

      How Nomura’s angel fell to earth

      Nomura bankers visiting from Tokyo are wont to ask London colleagues: “How come you have such swanky offices when you...

    28. April 11, 2016

      Kartell steps up expansion drive with new stores and products

      Kartell, the Italian maker of brightly coloured acrylic furniture, is to open its second store in Africa, in Ghana’s...

    29. April 11, 2016

      From luxury to Ikea — design with a human touch

      The corporate workplace is perhaps one of the last vanguards of the “non-places”: functional and soulless conference...

    30. April 8, 2016

      The Diary: Alec Russell

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    31. April 8, 2016

      Fast Retailing: sluggish

      Don the hair shirts: the company has erred and needs a new model. On Thursday Fast Retailing, Japanese owner of brand...

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      April 7, 2016

      Seven & i shares swing wildly in afternoon trade

      Shares in Seven & i, owner of the Seven-Eleven stores in Japan, have rapidly pared declines late in Tokyo trading amid...

    33. April 4, 2016

      Bank of Japan dealt blow over inflation goal

      Companies do not believe the Bank of Japan will hit its 2 per cent inflation goal by 2021 in the latest blow to...

    34. April 2, 2016

      Obama attacks Trump over nuclear remarks

      President Barack Obama on Friday slammed Donald Trump for suggesting that Japan and South Korea should consider...

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      April 1, 2016

      New recruits

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      April 1, 2016

      Cherry blossom chat

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    37. March 31, 2016

      Zaha Hadid, innovative and brilliant architect, dies aged 65

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      March 30, 2016

      Blossoming selfies

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