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Stocks add gains on U.S. rally

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, supported by an overnight rise on Wall Street. The Nikkei 225 climbed 70.15 points, or ...

Dollar falls to near ¥111.80 in Tokyo trading

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

The dollar was slightly weaker at around ¥111.80 in late Tokyo trading on Thursday, weighed down by signs of a slower pace of U.S. interest ...

Former Fed chief Bernanke endorses BOJ’s inflation goal

via The Japan Times    May 24, 2017

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda and Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, wave during the 2017 BOJ-IMEF Conference at the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo on Wednesday. | BLOOMBERG

A former head of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Ben S. Bernanke, endorsed the Bank of Japan’s extraordinary easing measures to break free of persistent deflation and underlined the importance of c...

Dollar bounces back above ¥111.50 in Tokyo trading

via The Japan Times    May 24, 2017

The dollar bounced back above ¥111.50 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, following a hawkish remark by the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥111.94-94, up f...

Kuroda ‘quite sure’ BOJ can smoothly withdraw stimulus

via The Japan Times    May 16, 2017

Haruhiko Kuroda | BLOOMBERG

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said he is “quite sure” the central bank can smoothly exit from its massive monetary stimulus when the appropriate time comes. But he also said the BO...

Effect of changes in modern motherhood has economists worried

By Ben Steverman
- via The Japan Times    May 15, 2017

Janet Yellen | BLOOMBERG

Motherhood is changing, as are mothers’ working lives — and those changes have economists concerned. For a while there, women around the world were making clear economic progress. More ...

Dollar sags to near ¥113.50 in Tokyo amid position adjustment

via The Japan Times    May 12, 2017

The dollar dropped to levels near ¥113.50 in Tokyo trading on Friday as traders stepped up selling to adjust positions following the U.S. currency’s recent rapid ascent, as well as ahead...

Turkey and the Taper Tantrum

By Nicholas Spiro
- via Foreign Affairs    Oct 14, 2014

Graffiti of Erdogan on the windows of a bank office at Taksim Square in Istanbul, June 8, 2013.  (Stoyan Nenov / Courtesy Reuters)

Modi and Jokowi's Lessons for Erdogan October 14, 2014 Nicholas Spiro Summary:  Fed policy is once again revealing which emerging markets have strengthened their defenses against a tight...

Foreign Affairs Focus: Benn Steil on Fed Policy

By Gideon Rose,Benn Steil
- via Foreign Affairs    Aug 06, 2014

August 6, 2014 Did U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke cause the Ukraine crisis? "You can certainly say that Bernanke was at least the butterfly wings that precipitated the crisis," argues Ben...

Taper Trouble

By Benn Steil
- via Foreign Affairs    Jun 17, 2014

The International Consequences of Fed Policy June 16, 2014 Benn Steil Summary:  In today’s dollar-dominated financial system, changes in U.S. monetary policy can have immediate and significan...




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