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Vildana Hajric
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 21, 2023
2008 bank crisis survivors remember how fast dominoes can fall
Comparisons to that episode have become a little harder to ignore, although authorities are better equipped today to deal with stress in the financial system.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 3, 2022
Bitcoiners hunker down for ‘storms ahead’ as retail stays away
Even with the narrative going around that crypto hung tough in the July-September stretch, the mood has remained sour.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jul 5, 2022
Bitcoin hints at a bottom, but it may be different this time
Analysts are seeing that many bitcoin gauges are all flashing in similar fashion, something that rarely happens.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 13, 2022
Why bitcoin sees most of its gains while U.S. traders are asleep
Some suggest that crypto traders are forced to process loads of information overnight, which gives way to large price swings.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 20, 2022
Unlike Trump, Biden has stock market far down his priority list
There's no getting around the disparity between the styles of Joe Biden and Donald Trump when it comes to the intersection of markets and politics.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 21, 2021
Emboldened Bitcoin bulls shoot for moon after smashing record
The cryptocurrency has rallied 120% in 2021 — and for some believers, $100,000 is once again in sight.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 21, 2021
Evergrande meltdown drives down stocks with few links to China
The chain reaction triggered by the Chinese real estate developer's debt worries may say more about the extreme altitude of global risk assets than it does about economic contagion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 14, 2021
As El Salvador makes bitcoins tender, traders mull where that leaves the dollar
Some observers wonder whether a bigger movement is afoot: replacing a conventional currency on a national scale and then beyond.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 24, 2021
Bitcoin’s carbon footprint conveniently downplayed during rally
The level of emissions, which have risen alongside a spike in Bitcoin's price, have grown by more than 40 million tons in the past two years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 17, 2020
Bitcoin is gunning for a record and no one is talking about it
Bitcoin has more than doubled since December and many fans are once again eyeing the $20,000 level as the next barrier to breach.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 19, 2020
Trump bump flattened: President tied fortunes to stock rally that crashed
Ever since his improbable victory in November 2016, U.S. President Donald Trump has been inextricably tied to the fortunes of the stock market. At no time in modern history has the leader of the free world made rising share prices such a singular barometer of his success, or claimed so much credit for...
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 13, 2020
Robot analysts outwit humans on investment picks over long run, study shows
They beat us at chess and trivia, supplant jobs by the thousands, and are about to be let loose on highways and roads as chauffeurs and couriers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 6, 2019
Amid global market turmoil, bitcoin becomes surprising sanctuary for investors
Investors the world over are finding an unusual place to hide as the trade war between the United States and China roils global markets: bitcoin.

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