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Hideyuki Sano

Japan stocks crumble as bond market rout wreaks havoc

Feb 26 2021

TOKYO, Feb 26 Japanese shares slumped on Friday, logging their biggest daily decline in nearly a year, after a spike in global bond yields spooked investors already uneasy about the market's stretched valuation.

GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares jump after Powell nixes rate hike fears

Feb 25 2021

TOKYO/MIAMI, Feb 25 Global stocks jumped on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reaffirmed interest rates would stay low for a long time, calming market fears that higher inflation might prompt the central bank to tighten monetary policy.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares jump after Powell nixes rate hike fears

Feb 24 2021

TOKYO/MIAMI, Feb 25 Asian stocks jumped on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reaffirmed interest rates would stay low for a long time, calming market fears that higher inflation might prompt the central bank to tighten the monetary spigot.

FOREX-Dollar hits 5-month high against yen as inflation talk boost U.S. yields

Feb 17 2021

TOKYO, Feb 17 The dollar held the upper hand against low-yielding currencies on Wednesday, hitting a five-month high against the yen as U.S. bond yields jumped on the prospects of further economic recovery and a possible acceleration in inflation.

FOREX-Dollar hits 4-month high against yen as yields jump on inflation bets

Feb 16 2021

TOKYO, Feb 17 The dollar advanced on Wednesday, hitting a four-month high against the yen as U.S. bond yields jumped on the prospects of further economic recovery and a possible acceleration in inflation.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia share rally keeps global bull run on track

Feb 16 2021

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Asia sets up global stocks for extended bull run on economic optimism

Feb 15 2021

TOKYO Asian shares advanced on Tuesday, putting world equities on course to extend their bull run for a 12th consecutive session as optimism about the global economic recovery and expectations of low interest rates drive investments into riskier assets.

GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks look to extend bull run to 12th day on economic optimism

Feb 15 2021

TOKYO, Feb 16 Global shares held firm on Tuesday, with a solid foundation in place to extend their bull run to a 12th consecutive session as optimism about the global economic recovery and expectations of low interest rates drive investments into riskier assets.

Nikkei back above 30,000 after more than three decades

Feb 14 2021

TOKYO Japan's Nikkei share average rose above the 30,000 level for the first time in more than 30 years on Monday, as it regained the ground lost during decades of economic stagnation.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks hit record high as earnings, stimulus boost recovery hopes

Feb 10 2021

TOKYO/NEW YORK, Feb 10 Asian stocks hit a record high on Wednesday as upbeat earnings, hopes of a large U.S. fiscal stimulus and a prolonged period of low interest rates fanned optimism about a global recovery from the pandemic.

World News

Saudi de facto ruler approved operation that led to Khashoggi's death: U.S.

Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler approved an operation to capture or kill murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, according to U.S. intelligence released on Friday as the United States imposed sanctions on some of those involved but spared the crown prince himself in an effort to preserve relations with the kingdom.