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      Japanese shares hit fresh 15-month low

      Japanese shares hit a fresh 15-month low this morning, surpassing the previous mark hit during January’s savage...

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      Wholesale inflation in Japan drops in January

      Negative interest rates to combat negative inflation rates; in Japan, it seems the latter is still winning, as producer...

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      European banks uneasy over deeper negative interest rates

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      Oil slides amid worries over high supplies

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      Central bankers peer into uncharted waters

      The boost to Japanese stocks and to global equities — and the weakening of the yen — that followed the Bank of Japan’s...

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      Coco bonds: a mug or two

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      Investors take Lloyds to Supreme Court over bonds

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      10-year Japanese government bond yield falls below zero

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      Mexican peso hits new low as rout accelerates

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      Dollar index slips to 4-month low

      More evidence of how fast markets are cooling on the idea of steep US interest rate rises. The US dollar index, a...

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      European systemic risk concerns overblown - Goldman

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      Brace for -0.7% deposit rate from ECB, says JP Morgan

      Negative interest rates are so hot right now. The European Central Bank broke the seal and went sub-zero with its...

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      UK export failures highlight difficulties in rebalancing economy

      The UK’s trade deficit in goods widened to a new record last year in another illustration of the country’s failure to...

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      Too fast? How JGB yields could spring back

      Beware the backlash. Yields on 10-year Japanese government bonds went negative for the first time earlier today, a...

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      Low oil prices are helping household demand for durable goods

      Low oil prices are bad news for oil producing countries like Russia and Saudi Arabia, as well as for oil companies and...

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      Global negative-yielding bond tally hits $6tr

      A new milestone for the warped universe of negative yields amid today’s global market convulsions. The volume of...

    19. 16 hours ago

      Five reasons behind US bank stocks sell-off

      US bank stocks have suffered a brutal start to 2016. Out of the 90 stocks on the S&P financials index, just eight were...

    20. Fast FT

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      A Tom Cruise moment for central banks: Rabobank

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      Brussels Briefing: A Grexit-Brexit perfect storm

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      The ECB's growing euro headache

      More easing, you say? And more to come? The euro is flying high regardless. One unit of the common currency now buys a...

    23. Fast FT

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      Japanese shares fall 5.5%, 10-yr yields crack zero

      It was a messy and historic day for Japan’s financial markets as equities slumped, the yen soared and 10-year bond...

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      18 hours ago

      ICAP says Tullett deal is 'on track' while market conditions pinch

      Trading and trade processing continue to show diverging fortunes for broker ICAP, which says its plans to offload its...

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      Hedge funds target a weaker renminbi

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      Tin hat time... everywhere?

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      Further reading

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      Australian bond yields eye record drop

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      21 hours ago

      Tin hat time in Japan?

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      JGB 10-year yields turn negative

      They don’t call it the widow-maker for nothing. The yield on the Japanese government 10-year bond has turned negative....

    31. Fast FT

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      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,...

    32. Fast FT

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      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...

    33. 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...

    34. February 9, 2016

      Bear market for banks poses fresh Fed challenge

      Out of nowhere, bank stocks in the US and western Europe are in a bear market. Credit default swaps — instruments many...

    35. February 9, 2016

      Mexican president replaces Pemex chief as calls to cut costs grow

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    36. February 8, 2016

      UK chancellor has to break records to balance books, says IFS

      An increasing squeeze on the UK’s public finances will require George Osborne to break several records if he is to...

    37. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Gold tops $1,200 for first time since June

      Gold continues shining: The yellow metal rallied on Monday to its highest level since June as traders fled risky assets...

    38. February 8, 2016

      Paper pushers take issue with plans to scrap €500 note

      The rise in the terror threat has led to fresh calls to scrap the €500 note, long viewed as an easy means to finance...

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