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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 ...

Bank of Japan's hoard of assets now bigger than the economy

Business / Economy Nov 14, 2018

Bank of Japan's hoard of assets now bigger than the economy

The Bank of Japan's massive asset purchase program has taken it into uncharted territory, with its ballooning holdings now larger than the country's annual economic output. Its holding reached a staggering ¥553.6 trillion ($4.9 trillion), figures released Tuesday show, compared with nominal gross domestic product ...