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Dollar firmer above ¥112 in Tokyo

via The Japan Times    Oct 17, 2017

The dollar was firmer above ¥112 in Tokyo trading Tuesday, supported mainly by a rise in U.S. long-term interest rates.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood ...

Fed chief Janet Yellen sounds upbeat on U.S. economy despite hurricanes, signaling likely rate hike

via The Japan Times    Oct 16, 2017

AP

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S. economy and for inflation prospects in coming months, saying the impact ...

Dollar weaker around ¥111.70 amid receding speculation on December Fed hike

via The Japan Times    Oct 16, 2017

The dollar dropped to around ¥111.70 in Tokyo trading on Monday, amid receding speculation about a U.S. interest rate hike by the year-end.At 5 p.m., ...

IMF chief warns of rising risks to global economy despite 2017 being bumper year for growth

via The Japan Times    Oct 13, 2017

AFP-JIJI

The head of the International Monetary Fund said Thursday that a number of threats could derail the global economic recovery, despite signs that 2017 will ...

African-Americans twice as likely as whites to default on student debt: DOE

via The Japan Times    Oct 12, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Virginia, campus Sept. 7. Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public schools, according to a new federal study. The report comes as DeVos rewrites rules that had been put in place by the Obama administration to protect students who said they were defrauded by their for-profit colleges. | AP

Nearly half of black Americans who borrowed from the federal government to attend college defaulted on their student loans — more than double the rate ...

Dollar’s upside capped below ¥112.30 before release of key U.S. data

via The Japan Times    Oct 12, 2017

The dollar gave up initial gains to fall back below ¥112.30 in Tokyo trading Thursday, with traders awaiting key U.S. inflation and retail data to ...

Dollar falls below ¥112.30 in late Tokyo trades

via The Japan Times    Oct 11, 2017

The dollar fell below ¥112.30 in Tokyo trading late Wednesday, reflecting a drop in U.S. long-term interest rates.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥112.28-28, ...

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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