Governors' moves muddle reactor restart bids

| Aug 31, 2016

Governors' moves muddle reactor restart bids

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Political moves by the governors of Kagoshima and Niigata over the last week, one sudden and one that was mostly expected, are likely to affect plans in both prefectures to restart or continue running nuclear reactors. On Wednesday, Kyodo News reported that Kagoshima Gov. ...

Yellen rejects radical overhaul of Fed's policy tools

| Aug 27, 2016

Yellen rejects radical overhaul of Fed's policy tools

For all the talk of a radical shift in central banking policy, from the permanent use of negative rates to printing “helicopter money,” Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appears to believe she can tackle any downturn using the tools currently at her disposal. Speaking ...

Renzi faces challenges over economy following deadly quake

| Aug 25, 2016

Renzi faces challenges over economy following deadly quake

The powerful earthquake that hit central Italy early Wednesday morning, killing at least 247 people, will pose a challenge to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi as he tries to speed up the country’s economy and overhaul its political system. The quake struck at 3:36 a.m. ...