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  • JGBs slip on profit-taking ahead of public holiday Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 2:04 AM ET

    TOKYO, Feb 10- Japanese government bonds slipped on Wednesday, as investors took profits ahead of a public holiday and a day after the benchmark yield slipped into negative territory for the first time. JGBs have soared, putting downward pressure on yields, since the Bank of Japan adopted negative interest rates on Jan. 29, under which banks have to pay interest on...

  • Has BoJ policy backfired? Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 1:58 AM ET
    Has BoJ policy backfired?

    Colin Asher, senior economist at Mizuho, talks about how well the Bank of Japan's monetary policy is working in attempts to inflate the economy.

  • Japan PM: I trust BOJ boss on negative rates Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 1:02 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    Shinzo Abe has defended the Bank of Japan's handling of monetary policy, after the central bank's surprise move on rates unsettled global markets.

  • Global stocks turn higher ahead of Yellen testimony Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 12:13 AM ET

    Stock benchmarks also fell in Southeast Asia, India and New Zealand. Markets are closed in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea for Lunar New Year holidays. Hong Kong and Korea reopen on Thursday and China and Taiwan resume trading on Monday.

  • *Japan's Nikkei extends steep losses, hits 16- mth low. TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks fell on Wednesday on growing concerns about the health of the world's banks, particularly in Europe, pushing investors into safer assets such as the yen, which stood near a 15- month high versus the dollar. Spreadbetters expected the pessimism to carry over into Europe, forecasting a...

  • 'Kuroda must be praying right now' Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 10:52 PM ET
    BOJ Negative rates

    Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, explains why the BOJ negative rates policy is not delivering the impact it was supposed to.

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks dipped early on Wednesday amid growing concerns about the health of the global banking sector, particularly in Europe, while the safe-haven yen stood near a 15- month high versus the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.7 percent. Japan's Nikkei, which sank more than 5 percent Tuesday, extended...

  • *Abenomics rally has come to an end- analyst. TOKYO, Feb 10- Japan's Nikkei share average fell more than 2 percent to its lowest level since October 2014 on Wednesday as worries about the health of global banks persisted. It had dropped to as low as 15,626.04 earlier, a level not seen since Oct. 30, 2014.

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Japanese retail traders have turned bullish on the yen for the first time in 2-1/ 2 years, a telling sign they are losing confidence over government efforts to cheapen the currency. "Japanese individual investors don't look like they will be bullish on the dollar and bearish on the yen any time soon, as far as recent market moves go," said Takuya Kanda,...

  • What's behind Japan's market sell-off? Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 5:49 PM ET
    BOJ Rates

    Japan markets' extreme volatility is in response to the global panic environment and Fed uncertainty, explains Ed Rogers from Rogers Investment Advisors.

  • Business events scheduled for Wednesday Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 1:28 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Fed Chair Janet Yellen testifies to House committee on monetary policy, 10 a.m. Eastern; Embargo on prepared testimony lifts at 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Treasury releases federal budget for January, 2 p.m.. Tesla Motors Inc. reports earnings after the market close.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- Oil prices fell nearly 6 percent on Tuesday as equity markets remained weak and forecasts of swelling record high U.S. crude stockpiles faced expectations that global demand will not grow quickly enough to erase the overhang of crude any time soon. U.S. gasoline futures fell to a 2008 low ahead of the American Petroleum Institute's weekly report...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- Oil prices fell almost 3 percent on Tuesday as equity markets remained weak and forecasts of swelling record high U.S. crude stockpiles faced expectations that global demand will not grow quickly enough to erase the overhang of crude any time soon. U.S. gasoline futures fell to a 2008 low ahead of the American Petroleum Institute's weekly...

  • The world will store unwanted oil for most of 2016 as declines in U.S. output take time and OPEC is unlikely to cut a deal with other producers to reduce ballooning output, the International Energy Agency said. The agency cut its forecast for 2016 oil demand growth, which now stands at 1.17 million barrels per day following a five-year high of 1.6 million in 2015,...

  • The world will store unwanted oil for most of 2016 as declines in U.S. output take time and OPEC is unlikely to cut a deal with other producers to reduce ballooning output, the International Energy Agency said. The agency cut its forecast for 2016 oil demand growth, which now stands at 1.17 million barrels per day following a five-year high of 1.6 million in 2015,...

  • The world will store unwanted oil for most of 2016 as declines in U.S. output take time and OPEC is unlikely to cut a deal with other producers to reduce ballooning output, the International Energy Agency said. The agency cut its forecast for 2016 oil demand growth, which now stands at 1.17 million barrels per day following a five-year high of 1.6 million in 2015,...

  • LONDON, Feb 9- The yen rose on Tuesday to its highest against the dollar since November 2014, as a sell-off in global stocks and worries about Europe's banking sector underpinned demand for safe-haven currencies. Europe's banking index fell 1.3 percent and yields on southern European government bonds rose, keeping gains in the euro limited.

  • LONDON, Feb 9- Emerging market stocks and oil-linked currencies fell on Tuesday, though for once the decline seemed to be the consequence rather than the cause of a sharp sell-off in the world's most developed markets. Stocks in Warsaw, which have bounced only half the 12 percent the rest of eastern Europe has gained since mid-January due to concerns over its new...

  • Germany's DAX fell 1.1 percent to 8,879.40 while France's CAC 40 slid 1.7 percent. He met in Paris on Tuesday with his German counterpart, Jens Weidmann, along with the finance ministers of France and Germany for an economic conference. We think that this volatility of the Asian markets has spread to Europe, the eurozone, and the whole world.

  • LONDON, Feb 9- The yen rose on Tuesday to its highest against the dollar since November 2014, as a sell-off in global stocks and worries about Europe's banks stoked demand for safe-haven currencies. Europe's banking index fell 1 percent and yields on southern European government bonds rose, pushing the euro lower against the dollar to $1.1185.