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$75 Billion Stock Binge Looms After Japan Pension Whales’ Losses

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

There’s no time like the present for Japan’s pension whales to buy stocks and sell local bonds, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. “Bond prices are [...]
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America and Japan Must Team Up to Stop China

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Nationalinterest | 6:00 AM

After a period of strategic drift, the US-Japan alliance has been reconfirmed as the cornerstone of regional security under an Abe administration committed to moving Japan to [...]
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JGBs stabilise after worst selloff in three years

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bonds stabilised on Wednesday following the previous session’s steep selloff, with the benchmark yield edging lower but the superlong zone modestly [...]
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Japan’s 40-year govt bond yield rises to 3-1/2-month high

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The yield on the 40-year Japanese government bond rose to a 3-1/2-month high on Wednesday, a day after the government said it planned to issue more bonds in that maturity. [...]
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Japan PM picks nationalist Tomomi Inada as defence chief

Japan PM picks nationalist Tomomi Inada as defence chief

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday picked a close confidante with staunchly nationalist views as the new defence minister, a move likely to raise concerns in [...]
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Four more Japanese caught over ATM heist

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese police arrested four people Wednesday in connection with a multi million dollar bank heist, including a member of a group affiliated with the country’s biggest [...]
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Japan’s ANA cites ‘terrorism’ in 20pct quarterly profit drop

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The parent company of Japan’s All Nippon Airways on Wednesday cited “terrorist incidents” in Europe helped drag its April-June net profit down more than 20 [...]
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Abe Keeps Aces in Japan Cabinet While Playing a Couple of Jokers

Abe Keeps Aces in Japan Cabinet While Playing a Couple of Jokers

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe kept his big hitters in place and promoted loyal lawmakers in a cabinet reshuffle Wednesday. He also sprung a couple of surprises. The [...]
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Here’s Goldman’s List of Everything Else the Bank of Japan Can Buy

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Alexander the Great was said to have cried when there were no more worlds left to conquer. What will the Bank of Japan do when there are no more Japanese government bonds to [...]
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euro zone bond yields rise with Japan seen changing easing tack

04-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

euro zone bond yields rose sharply on Tuesday, mirroring a rise in Japanese yields as investors fretted about an apparent shift in Tokyo from monetary easing towards fiscal [...]
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Honda profit dented even as airbag crisis impact fades

04-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Honda on Tuesday said quarterly net profit slipped from a year ago, despite the fading impact of an exploding airbag crisis at supplier Takata. The Japanese automaker blamed [...]
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New Tokyo governor pledges Olympic cost probe

04-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tokyo’s new governor on Tuesday promised a formal review of the megacity’s problem-plagued preparations for the 2020 Olympics as concerns grow over soaring costs. [...]
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Japan Plans $61 Billion Infrastructure Spending to Boost Economy

04-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan will spend 6.2 trillion yen ($61 billion) on infrastructure to help double the number of tourists visiting the country, speed up construction of a magnetic levitation [...]
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Japan’s Worst Bond Rout Since 2013 Feeds Anxiety BOJ Near Limits

04-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bonds’ steepest tumble in more than three years is feeding speculation that central-bank easing is nearing its limits. A four-day rout pushed [...]
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Japan’s Shinzo Abe Fires Stimulus Gun, Again

04-Aug-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Economic plan ranks among country’s biggest since the global financial crisis, though direct spending is just $73 billion Japan’s cabinet approved a government [...]
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