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Yen's Sudden 5% Slide Drives Tokyo Stocks But Should Make Investors Wary

The Japanese currency since early March has steepened a decline that has seen it weaken by almost one-fifth since the start of 2021.

What Recent Talk About Softbank and Alibaba Says About Both Firms

A chaotic news cycle has led to an equally wild swing in the share price of both names in the past week.

Inflation Even Hits Japan, Where It's Wanted

Central bankers in the third-largest economy are eyeballing inflation, which they have long desired but say they need to watch.

Why the Sony Selloff Isn't Warranted, and Where It Heads Next

Microsoft's mammoth US$68.7 billion purchase of Activision isn't about Xbox vs. PlayStation hardware in the end.

Geopolitical Tensions Could Prove Positive for Defense Stocks

The Pacific is not unique in terms of governments shoring up defense capabilities, including major purchases from U.S.-based companies.

Toshiba Faces Fight With Shareholders Over Planned 3-Way Split

Activist investors say a three-way division of the Japanese company is yet another effort to evade outside pressure and keep management in place.

Will Asia Catch Back Up in 2022?

It was a disappointing year for Asian equities. Here's what to look for this year.

Highlighting These 10 Pandemic-Tech Plays in Japan

The Japanese equity market has underperformed this year but looks set to star in 2022. Watch these 10 stocks for strong tech- and Covid-linked gains.

Asian Markets Sink in Synchronicity to Test One-Year Lows

With Chinese tech stocks selling off and inflation worrying even the Bank of Japan, there are multiple Asia-specific reasons for the decline.

Asian Stocks Climb But Don't Undo Omicron Damage

It was a strong Wednesday showing for Asian markets, but the gains still leave Asian shares trading at levels last seen near the start of the year.