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BOJ adjustments signal limits to monetary easing

| Dec 19, 2015

BOJ adjustments signal limits to monetary easing

The policy adjustments announced by the Bank of Japan on Friday may indicate there are limits to the drastic monetary easing policy the central bank launched to stoke 2 percent inflation. The moves to increase the BOJ’s purchases of exchange-traded funds and broaden the ...

Jun 1, 2015

Capital investment surges 7.3% in first quarter

Capital spending in the January-March quarter rose 7.3 percent on year, chalking up an eighth consecutive expansion as the economy continues to recover, the government said Monday. Business investment by all nonfinancial sectors for such purposes as building plants and installing new equipment totaled ...

AIIB rise reflects new economies

Apr 18, 2015

AIIB rise reflects new economies

A planned Chinese-led investment bank may not have been the major theme at a meeting of Group of 20 finance chiefs, but it drew significant attention amid the growing presence of emerging economies. On the sidelines of the gathering, which ended Friday, Finance Minister ...