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  • Article / 09 November 2017 at 8:00 GMT

    Morning Markets: Topix hits 26-year record high, then dips

    Senior Editor / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Morning Markets: Topix hits 26-year record high, then dips
    Shares fluctuated wildly in Tokyo today. First they soared to their highest level in 26 years, thanks to the weak yen, and upbeat sentiment on the re-election of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Then they took a tumble, on Xi Jinping's comments on boosting China's trade with the US. Xi and Trump signed trade deals worth billions today.
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  • Article / 13 February 2017 at 8:00 GMT

    Morning Markets: Golfing away protectionism

    Consulting editor / TradingFloor
    Norway
    Morning Markets: Golfing away protectionism
    Japanese prime minister Shinzo's Abe trip to the US, including gruelling 27 holes of golf with the US president on Trump-owned courses, was seen easing financial markets' fears of a protectionist backlash. With the two leaders apparently hitting it off, the dollar firmed and the yen eased in a relief rally.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 19 May 2016 at 1:17 GMT

    Abe seeks answers to Japan's demographic decline

    Nikkei Asian Review
    Still searching for a way to revive economic growth, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government is putting renewed emphasis on higher labour force productivity and solutions to demographic decline. To boost GDP, the government proposes an assortment of initiatives. They include accelerating the spread of the “internet of things”, promoting “smart factories" and supporting the development of automated driving to reduce road congestion. When it comes to changing the way Japanese work, the idea is to make efficient use of a shrinking labour pool. The Abe government also seeks to better the lot of Japan's 20 million “non-regular” workers, who include contract employees and part-timers.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 17 May 2016 at 23:48 GMT

    US, Japan trade blows over yen intervention

    Nikkei Asian Review
    Japan and the US continue to clash over whether Tokyo should step in to dampen a strengthening yen, with Japan's addition to an American list of potential currency manipulators generating further friction. Donald Trump has accused Japan of currency manipulation. Hillary Clinton also has expressed displeasure with Tokyo's currency policy. The Treasury Department came out strongly against Japan and Germany to avoid being criticized as soft. As for Tokyo, yen depreciation caused by monetary easing has been key to the success of Abenomics, lifting corporate earnings and stock prices. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seems to be trying to build a majority before the upcoming G7 leaders summit to serve as a bulwark against a softer dollar.
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  • 3y
    DXB DXB
    There was a huge shadow cutting at the time of breaking out when it was 109.9 there about, you reckon this is an intervention, Stephen ? ...
    3y
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Hi there DXB,

    I am sorry for the late reply...I have just returned from hosting an economic seminar. If this was explicit intervention it will have...