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Japan Buys Aussie Sovereign Bonds in June, Ending Record Sales


Japanese investors bought Australian sovereign bonds in June as the benchmark yield surged to its highest level in 14 months, ending a record stretch of sales. Money managers in Japan made net purchases of 54.3 billion yen ($561 million) after selling the South Pacific nation’s government debt in each of the previous 10 months, the Tokyo-based Ministry of Finance said today. Overall, they offloaded ... Read More »

Japan Stocks Slip, But Australia, China Rise


Japanese blue-chip stocks fell Friday, extending losses into a second day after sharp gains earlier in the week, though Chinese and Australian shares inched higher. The moves came as Hong Kong and South Korean markets were closed for holidays, reportedly curbing trading volumes in bourses that were open. Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average moved off opening lows but still traded with ... Read More »

Japan’s Q1 growth beats expectations

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TOKYO, May 16 (Reuters) – Japan’s economy grew faster than expected in January-March, expanding at its quickest pace in a year on the back of solid private consumption and a rise in exports spurred by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s aggressive monetary and fiscal stimulus. Thursday’s Cabinet office data showed, however, that corporate investment has yet to follow to ensure a ... Read More »

It will take a lot more than Abenomics to boost Japan Inc

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May 3 – Major Japanese firms such as Toyota and Sony report earnings a few months after Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe moves to reflate Japan’s economy. Tara Joseph says what to expect in Asia next week.   ReutersTV Read More »

US OK’s Japan’s entry into trans-Pacific trade pact negotiations


WASHINGTON – The United States on Friday approved Japan’s entry into negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a critical step for Tokyo’s inclusion in a regional trade pact that underpins the Obama administration’s efforts to boost exports to Asia. Acting U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis said in a statement that the U.S. and Japan have agreed on robust actions in the ... Read More »

Week in FX Asia – Japan Indicators Help Yen Drop

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The yen continues to devalue to new lows against the US dollar. The catalyst for this week’s slump were the national economic indicators such as Japanese Final GDP, which came in at a disappointing 0.0%, underscoring the lack of growth in the Japanese economy. This week was heavy with central bank statements and rate announcements but few surprises. All major ... Read More »

Asia Week Ahead: Times of transition in China, Japan (video)

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Mar. 8 – Key events in Asia next week include the official crowning of China’s next president, earnings from the world’s biggest mobile phone operator and the possible naming of a new Bank of Japan governor. Read More »

Japan Stocks Add To Gains; Sydney, Seoul Rebound


(MarketWatch) — Japanese stocks extended gains Tuesday on hopes for further monetary easing under a new central bank chief, while Australian shares rebounded strongly from the previous day’s losses in the wake of positive cues from Wall Street. The Nikkei Stock Average rose 0.8% in Tokyo, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index rose 1.5% and South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.7%. Japanese ... Read More »

Japan’s Spring Offensive Against the Yen

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All this week we’ve been on a mission for you, dear reader. We’ve been looking for the one sector or industry that’s going to drive the Australian share market higher with breakthrough earnings and profits. But maybe we’ve been looking in the wrong place. Maybe it’s a simple as Japan. Japan is not a sector, of course. It’s an island ... Read More »

Asian stock markets higher

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SINGAPORE—Asian stock markets were higher Thursday amid growing optimism that Greece’s debt swap would prove successful, while Japanese exporter stocks benefited from a weaker yen, which fell after Japan posted a record current account deficit. As Thursday’s deadline approached, investors were cautiously optimistic that improving participation in a key debt swap for Greece, needed to keep the debt-laden nation from ... Read More »