News Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pushing through economic policies that have been coined Abenomics

Core inflation rose 1.3% in December- beating expectations- matched by rising factory output

Money: Who's celebrating the euro?

Review of '99: a new currency lost its way, but financiers, oilmen and internet entrepreneurs struck lucky

Salomon lures Japan's Mr Yen

THE ACADEMIC known as "Mr Yen" for his unerring ability to move the Japanese currency markets has been poached by America's biggest bank, writes Dan Gledhill.

Sterling cruises through $1.65 to eight-month high

THE POUND broke through the $1.65 level against the dollar yesterday, taking to it an eight-month high. Sterling surged amid growing speculation that interest rates will have to go up again before year-end, piling on more misery for manufacturing exporters.

Around the World's Market: Tokyo

JAPANESE SHARES surged 3 per cent as a weaker yen eased fears of a further runaway rise in the currency, which could undermine Japan's fragile economic recovery.

Markets on knife-edge as G7 shuns yen intervention

THE GLOBAL financial markets were left on edge by Group of Seven ministers and central bankers at the weekend, uncertain whether this week will bring joint intervention in the currency markets.

TOKYO MARKET: The suffering continues for exporters

SHARES in Japanese exporters may fall this week on concern that further gains by the yen against the dollar will reduce their earnings when repatriated. Retailers and pharmaceutical companies should gain because their earnings are less influenced by exchange rates and they are likely to benefit from economic recovery.

Stock markets tumble as record US deficit adds to dollar's woes

STOCK MARKETS in London and New York dropped sharply yesterday as the dollar was hit by a double blow of dire US trade figures and the Bank of Japan's refusal to intervene to help reverse recent gains in the yen.

Dollar falls as Bank of Japan dashes hopes of intervention

THE DOLLAR shed its recent gains against the yen, dropping sharply yesterday after a double blow from the Bank of Japan and from dire US trade figures.

Japan set to pave way for G7 intervention over yen

THE STRONG yen will be at the top of the agenda for finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of Seven industrial nations when they meet at the weekend.

Dollar's plunge against the yen halted

THE DOLLAR'S plunge against the yen was halted yesterday as expectations of official intervention in the currency markets climbed to fever pitch.

Tokyo market: Retailers set to gain, exporters to lose

JAPANESE exporters, such as Canon, may fall this week amid concern that a strengthening of the yen will eat into earnings overseas. Retailers and housing-related firms may rise on expectations of economic recovery. Small-cap shares will rise as investors buy stocks whose earnings are not influenced by a rising yen. The Bank of Japan sold yen on Friday - the eighth time since 10 June - to support the dollar.

Bank of Japan undermines yen

JAPAN'S CENTRAL bank successfully intervened in the currency markets yesterday to undermine the value of the yen following its 2 per cent surge on Thursday.

Dow unnerved by fresh inflationary pressures

WALL STREET fell sharply yesterday after a leaked economic report showed an unexpected surge in prices at the factory gate. The National Association of Purchasing Managers monthly survey showed manufacturing activity expanding in August, with a jump in the prices component of the index to 59.8 from 54.7.

BNP extends olive branch to SocGen

BANQUE NATIONAL de Paris last night extended an olive branch in its bitter and complex bid battle to win control of rival French bank Societe Generale.
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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
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Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album