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(...)

The yuan strengthened as much as 0.32 per cent versus the greenback, briefly erasing its loss for the year

The euro steadied and European shares and bonds rebounded on Friday after being savaged on Thursday when the European Central Bank unveiled a huge new(...)

Traffic passes by the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York. Photographer: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg

After Apple reported earnings today, it’s not just investors who are poring over the results to see how the world’s most valuable company fared. Hund(...)

The world’s biggest pension fund posted its worst quarterly loss since at least 2008 after a global stock rout in August and September wiped $64 billion off the Japanese asset manager’s investments.  (Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters)

The world’s biggest pension fund posted its worst quarterly loss since at least 2008 after a global stock rout in August and September wiped(...)

The Topix index was little changed at 1,462.24 at the close of trading in Tokyo, wiping out gains of as much 1.9 per cent.

Japan’s Topix index erased gains after the nation’s central bank decided against adding to record monetary easing. Mobile phone carriers and construc(...)

The rally has been driven by many factors, including hopes of higher shareholder returns, a rise in corporate earnings, a recovery in domestic consumption and more share buying

Japan’s Nikkei share average topped the psychological 20,000-point mark on Friday for the first time in 15 years on hopes of stronger corporate earnin(...)

European stocks fell for a third day, led by a drop in energy shares. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index declined 0.2 per cent to 333.24 in London. The gauge (...)

Sony Pictures released sales figures that show The Interview has earned more than $15 million  from online purchases and rental, making it Sony Pictures top online movie ever released. PhotographFrazer Harrison/Getty Images

“The Interview” earned more than $15 million in online sales in its first four days of distribution as Sony bypassed a wide movie theatre release amid(...)

A pedestrian holding his mobile phone walks past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in Tokyo.

Japanese stocks enjoyed their best day in more than six weeks on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve expressed confidence in the economy and promis(...)

The logo of Sony Corp and a Christmas tree are reflected on the company’s 4K television set at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Sony’s computer network was hacked in what may be a blackmail attempt, according to sources. The breach of the entertainment and electronics company’s(...)