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  • OECD urges Japan to keep an eye on QE Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:42 AM ET

    Japan must keep an eye on how its bond-buying program is disrupting the bond market, but it is right to tackle deflation, says OECD economist.

  • Japan's Sharp, banks near $1.7 billion overhaul deal Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:18 PM ET

    Sharp and its main banks are to meet on Thursday to agree on a nearly $2 billion rescue and overhaul plan for the loss-making electronics maker.

  • Poll: Fed will pin down Asia EM FX Saturday, 11 Apr 2015 | 1:18 AM ET

    Emerging Asian currencies are likely to weaken against the dollar on expectations the Federal Reserve will start hiking rates, says a Reuters poll.

  • Asian shares rise on firmer oil prices, rate cut hopes Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 1:45 AM ET

    Asian shares rose on Thursday, undeterred by a weaker finish in the U.S. as gains in crude prices overnight boosted oil-related counters.

  • These G-10 currencies are in for a bumpy ride Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:52 PM ET

    The Japanese yen and Australian dollar are likely to buckle when the Federal Reserve raises interest rates, analysts say.

  • Nation with $300B tucked under mattresses Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 6:57 PM ET

    The Japanese are hoarding over $300 billion under their mattresses that will likely stay there, barring a crisis of epic proportions.

  • Why Japan Inc doesn’t believe in Abenomics Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 2:47 AM ET

    Tokyo stock prices are at fifteen-year highs, but Japanese corporations remain pessimistic about the country’s growth potential.

  • Sharp to cut 6,000 jobs, spend $1.7B to restructure Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    Japan's loss-making electronics firm Sharp plans to cut around 6,000 jobs, in a global restructuring that will cost over 200 billion yen.

  • Mizuho buys RBS US loans   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 3:07 PM ET
    Mizuho buys RBS US loans

    Mizuho Financial Group is buying Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC's U.S. and Canadian loan commitments in a $3 billion deal. John Koudounis, Mizuho USA CEO, provides insight to the deal.

  • Gold climbs as Fed signals no rush to raise rates Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 2:05 PM ET

    Gold rose, recovering from the previous day's seven-week lows, after comments from Janet Yellen suggested no rush to raising interest rates.

  • Is the Nikkei rally unstoppable? Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 11:02 PM ET

    The Nikkei tapped a 15-year high on Thursday, and Japanese stocks are likely to continue sailing higher, say analysts.

  • Gold knocked lower by strong US jobs data Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 3:26 PM ET

    Gold steadied ahead of crucial U.S. employment data, but is on track to post biggest weekly loss in almost two months.

  • Vote puts Grexit back on front burner Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:52 AM ET
    Supporters of opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras cheers at exit poll results January in Athens, Greece.

    Increased risk of a sovereign default in Greece after Syriza wins elections, with the possibility of Grexit keeping global markets nervous.

  • Is the euro the Charlie Brown of currencies? Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 11:35 PM ET

    The euro may be the Charlie Brown of currencies. Like the comic character, it's under a cloud of negatives, with analysts tipping further downside.

  • Vote puts Grexit back on front burner Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 10:15 PM ET
    Supporters of opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras cheers at exit poll results January in Athens, Greece.

    Increased risk of a sovereign default in Greece after Syriza wins elections, with the possibility of Grexit keeping global markets nervous.

  • For Japan, cheaper oil is a catch 22 Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 8:40 PM ET

    The crash in oil prices has benefits for Japan, but analysts caution that cheaper oil may dash any hopes of the BOJ reaching its 2% inflation target.

  • Nikkei tipped to top 20,000 in 2015 Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 5:53 PM ET
    Pedestrians walks past a share prices board showing the numbers for the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo

    Japan's Nikkei 225 index is set to climb further next year, despite already rising more than 70 percent over the past two years, analysts say.

  • Japan data shows Abenomics still struggling Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    Japan's industrial output posted a surprise drop in November, while inflation slowed, offering fresh signs efforts to kickstart the economy face headwinds.

  • Asian equity markets were mixed on Friday following weak economic data and as oil prices extended their slide.

  • Will the BoJ alter its inflation target? Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan (BoJ) is set deliver its biannual economic Outlook Report, which may offer clues about the central bank's next move.