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Dollar firms to ¥110.50 in Tokyo

via The Japan Times    Feb 18, 2019

The dollar firmed above ¥110.50 in Tokyo trading Monday amid receding worries about U.S.-China trade negotiations.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥110.55-56, up from ...

U.S. retail sales post largest drop since 2009 as jobless claims surge

via The Japan Times    Feb 15, 2019

People pass holiday windows at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York in December. The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, says holiday sales increased a lower-than-expected 2.9 percent as worries about the trade war with China, the government shutdown and stock market turmoil dampened shopper spending in December. | AP

U.S. retail sales recorded their biggest drop in more than nine years in December as receipts fell across the board, suggesting a sharp slowdown in ...

Greenback slips to around ¥110.30 in Tokyo on weak U.S. and Chinese economic data

via The Japan Times    Feb 15, 2019

The dollar weakened to around ¥110.30 in Tokyo trading late Friday after being battered by downbeat U.S. economic data.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ...

Dovish Bank of England has economists scaling back on hike views

By David Goodman
- via The Japan Times    Feb 08, 2019

The Bank of England building stands in London on Thursday. Britain's economy is

The Bank of England’s pessimistic view of the U.K. has left economists scrambling to rewrite their expectations for future action.In its Inflation Report on Thursday, ...

Dollar firmer above ¥109.90 in Tokyo trading

via The Japan Times    Feb 07, 2019

The dollar firmed above ¥109.90 in Tokyo trading Thursday, supported by higher U.S. interest rates.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥109.91-91, up from ¥109.65-66 ...

Dissecting the Bank of Japan’s zero-rate policy 20 years on

By Brett Miller,Toru Fujioka
- via The Japan Times    Feb 06, 2019

Twenty years ago this month, the Bank of Japan adopted zero interest rates, taking central banking into uncharted waters. | BLOOMBERG

Long before the U.S. and Europe embraced radical monetary policies last decade during the global financial crisis there was the Bank of Japan.Twenty years ago ...

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...

The Rupee Dilemma

By Neil K. Shenai
- via Foreign Affairs    Apr 30, 2014

Detail of a ten rupee note. (Tehusagent / Flickr)

Is the United States Responsible for India's Economic Problems? April 30, 2014 Neil K. Shenai Summary:  India's economy is hampered by slow growth, a widening current account deficit, an...




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