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Japan could face year-long slump if 'cursed' Olympics canceled

Business / Economy Mar 21, 2020

Japan could face year-long slump if 'cursed' Olympics canceled

A canceled or postponed Olympics would likely result in Japan's economy shrinking for the longest stretch since the global financial crisis, according to some economists. Ahead of the arrival of the still-flickering Olympic flame on Friday, economists contacted by Bloomberg said a scrapped or delayed ...

ECB and Japan linked by pitfalls of Abenomics

Business / Financial Markets Nov 7, 2019

ECB and Japan linked by pitfalls of Abenomics

When Mario Draghi ended his term as European Central Bank president last week with a call for government policies to be "mutually aligned" with those of his institution, the message came with an unspoken caveat — it might not be enough. Japan has been attempting ...