Former Japanese Powerhouse Toshiba Warns Of Solvency Issues, CEO Steps Down

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From Tyler Durden: The last time the market was especially concerned about used to be one of the core pillars of "Japan, Inc.", Toshiba, was in late December when in its second major accounting scandal announcement in as many years, Toshiba said cost overruns at U.S. nuclear reactors it is building were likely to force a write-down of as much as several billion dollars.
NYSE:EWJ February 14, 2017 7:27am

With Trump Meeting Looming, Japanese Markets On Edge

From Tyler Durden: "Make yen terrible again" -- if one had to pick one phrase to describe Japan's aspirations for the upcoming meeting between Japan's PM Abe and Donald Trump, that would be it.
NYSE:EWJ February 9, 2017 7:44am

Japan Fires Back At Trump, Denies Yen Devaluation

From Tyler Durden: In a shot across the trade war bow with both Japan and Germany, on Tuesday Trump and members of his administration took aim at both Japan and Germany, in addition to China, to accuse them of devaluing their respective currencies, an unexpected move which sent the dollar sliding to multi-month lows.
NYSE:EWJ February 1, 2017 9:54am

BlackRock: Japanese Equities Rally Is Only Just Beginning

From BlackRock: With U.S. stocks rallying, investors may be tempted to stick with a home country bias. Russ Koesterich discusses why Japan is still worth a look.
NYSE:EWJ January 19, 2017 6:36am

BlackRock: Japanese ETFs, Especially Currency Hedged, Looking Good Right Now

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From BlackRock: We see global reflation and a weak yen propelling Japanese stocks higher on a currency-hedged basis. Richard Turnill explains, with the help of this week's chart.
NYSE:EWJ January 10, 2017 7:01am

Japanese ETFs In Focus As Japan Responds To Trump’s Toyota Warning

From Tyler Durden: After Trump's Thursday morning twitter taunt targeted Toyota, when the President-elect warned Japan’s biggest carmaker that it will face heavy penalties if it chooses to make cars for the US market in Mexico, writing "Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja, Mexico, to build Corolla cars for U.S. NO WAY! Build plant in U.S. or pay big border tax", a tweet which sent shares of Japanese carmakers sliding on Friday with a 1.7% fall
NYSE:EWJ January 6, 2017 7:28am

Japan’s Banks Rocked By Toshiba Meltdown Contagion Worries

From Tyler Durden: After two days of total carnage in Toshiba stocks, bonds, and credit risk, the bloodbath continues with the once-massive Japanese company is collapsing once again in early trading - now down 50% in 3 days.
NYSE:EWJ December 29, 2016 8:03am

Japan, Russia, and New Zealand Markets All Look Bullish For 2017

From Taki Tsaklanos: The key success factor for investors is to take positions at the start of a new trend. All efforts of an investor should be focused on that, and only that.
NYSE:EWJ December 27, 2016 7:30am

Japan Might Finally Be Tightening Its Fiscal Policy

From Tyler Durden: Just days after raising its economic outlook, Japan's ministry of finance announced on Thursday that for the first time since 1998 it would slash government bond issuance in fiscal 2017 which starts on April 1.
NYSE:EWJ December 22, 2016 10:40am

BlackRock: It’s Time To Buy Japanese Stocks

From BlackRock: Does the Japanese stock market rally have legs? Isabelle weighs in, offering up a number of reasons to like Japanese stocks (on a currency-hedged basis) over the near term.
NYSE:EWJ December 20, 2016 7:07am

Bank of Japan Boosts Bond Purchases Ahead Of Fed Rate Hike

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From Tyler Durden: Having seen 10Y JGB yields spike to 10bps (the highest since February), The Bank of Japan has decided enough is enough and intervened to bring yields back to the stable 0.00% level they decree as fair.
NYSE:EWJ December 14, 2016 6:37am

Bank of Japan Reacts Strongly to Surging Bond Yields

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From ZeroHedge: We warned last night that the runaway yields on Japanese Government Bonds were a worrisome signal that the Bank of Japan had lost control (as short-dated yields rose above target and 10Y broke above policy 0.00% levels).
NYSE:EWJ November 17, 2016 6:55am

Japanese 10-Year Yields Surge Into Positive Territory

From Tyler Durden: Spurred by the post-Trump sell-off in U.S. Treasuries, Japanese 10-year bond yields have jumped back into positive territory, signaling that the BoJ may be losing control of its yield curve.
NYSE:EWJ November 16, 2016 6:41am

Inside Japan’s Economic “Twilight Zone”

japanese-lanternAnalyst Rodney Johnson delves into the disturbing demographic trends that have led Japan's economy into multi-decade doldrums, and what factors might help solve the issues.
NYSE:EWJ November 2, 2016 10:04am

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