Despite the Bank of Japan’s efforts to spur risk-taking with negative rates, cash is flowing out of funds targeting bills and commercial paper in favor of 0.001 percent savings plans, according to Deutsche Bank and Monex Group. (Photograph: Lee Jae-Won/Files)

It’s a strange world when bank accounts earning almost no interest are one of the most attractive investments around. Despite the Bank of Japan’s ef(...)

In a worrying sign that Europe’s debt problems could reappear, the Portuguese 10-year bond yield surged above 4 per cent for the first time since 2014.

Asian shares fell for a sixth straight session on Friday as concerns about the health of European banks further threatened a global economy already un(...)

A pedestrian walks past men looking at an electronic monitor displaying shares prices outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

European stocks have risen, rallying after losses in Asia, as concerns about the health of banks that have hammered shares globally in recent days eas(...)

 Brent crude oil futures added 0.7 per cent to $36.62 after skidding to $36.04 on Monday, their lowest since July 2004, as demand for heating oil slipped on warmer-than-normal temperatures.(Photograph: Atef Hassan/Reuters)

Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday, taking solace from Wall Street gains and some stability in recently weak crude oil prices, though gains were ca(...)

Repayment of Samurai notes demonstrates commitment of Greek government to  creditors. Photograph: Reuters.

The Greek government repaid Samurai notes maturing on Tuesday, according to bond agent Mizuho Bank, in a first sign the nation is honouring its obliga(...)

HSBC set out  eleven criteria on Tuesay it will use to evaluate whether to move its headquarters from London to Asia, likely Hong Kong. (Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

HSBC will cut almost 50,000 jobs from its payroll, take an axe to its investment bank and shrink its risk weighted assets by $290 billion in an eff(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Asian stocks buckled while the dollar held firm on Monday after strong US jobs data fanned expectations that the US Federal Reserve may raise interest(...)

A woman passes a sign advertising bank interest rates for home loans in Sydney today. Australia’s central bank kept its cash rate steady at a record low of 2.5 percent for a 13th straight meeting overnight, a widely expected decision given the economy is fighting the drag from a cooling mining sector and lower export prices. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) made the announcement following its monthly policy meeting. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Asian shares inched tentatively higher on Tuesday as the focus turned to an imminent policy decision from the Bank of Japan, while the dollar rebounde(...)

Euro zone industrial output jumped twice as much as expected in July, breaking a two-month trend of contraction and raising hopes that the single curr(...)

 Bitcoin traders have agreed to  settle proposed  class action lawsuits over failed Mt Gox exchange. Photo: Bloomberg

US and Canadian customers of failed Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt Gox have agreed to settle their proposed class action lawsuits that allege(...)