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Bank of Japan's Kuroda rules out 'helicopter money'

Jul 21, 2016

Bank of Japan's Kuroda rules out 'helicopter money'

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda ruled out the idea of using “helicopter money” — or directly underwriting the budget deficit — to combat deflation, as policymakers gear up to expand existing stimulus programs. Japanese markets have risen this month on speculation that authorities, ...

| Jul 21, 2016

Stocks rebound on Wall St. and yen

Stocks rebounded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, lifted by gains in New York and an easier yen. The Nikkei average gained 128.33 points, or 0.77 percent, to finish at 16,810.22. On Wednesday, it lost 41.42 points. The Topix index closed up 8.64 ...

Jul 21, 2016

U.S. charges Ukrainian head of top piracy site

A Ukrainian alleged to be the ringleader of the world’s biggest online piracy site, Kickass Torrents, was hit with U.S. criminal charges Wednesday, accused of distributing over $1 billion worth of illegally copied films, music and other content. The Justice Department unveiled a criminal ...