Sunday July 6, 2014
With US stocks hitting record highs on the back of strong jobs growth, the European Central Bank (ECB) holding out the prospect of printing money and British house prices soaring, there is a lot to ponder in the week to come.
Wednesday May 21, 2014
European stocks were under pressure on Wednesday, spooked by overnight falls on Wall Street, and the dollar fell against the yen as the Bank of Japan (BoJ) suggested the world's third largest economy needed no additional stimulus for now.
Thursday April 17, 2014
Japan's government slightly cut its overall view on the economy, its first downgrade in a year and a half, but officials shrugged off the need for more stimulus to support the economy.
Tuesday April 8, 2014
The dollar and euro fell sharply against the yen on Tuesday as hopes for additional stimulus out of Japan faded, while world equity markets were relatively stable after three days of losses.
Saturday January 25, 2014
Fears of economic instability due to the slowing of massive monetary stimulus policies are unwarranted, top central bankers said at the World Economic Forum annual meet here, amid accusations that the easy money has won only a timid recovery.
Friday January 10, 2014
The expanded swap arrangement, signed by Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and his Indian counterpart Raghuram Rajan, will be effective until December 2015, the BOJ said in a statement on Friday.
Friday November 22, 2013
World shares were set to end a volatile week on a positive note on Friday and the dollar reached a 4-month high against the yen as worry dissipated about an end to the Federal Reserve's stimulus.
Thursday October 31, 2013
Speaking after the BOJ kept its massive stimulus programme in place, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the structure had helped bring stability to financial markets and the move to make it permanent did not denote any new alarm about liquidity.
Wednesday May 8, 2013
David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital has added to its investment position in Apple Inc and is waiting for the company's "next blockbuster product", Mr Einhorn said on Tuesday.
Monday April 22, 2013
PIMCO's bullishness on the rupee comes from belief that it is cheap considering its high yield and expectations of progress on domestic policy. The rupee, now around 54 per dollar, has been undermined by India's wide current account deficit and is do...
Tuesday April 9, 2013
Benign Chinese inflation data also boosted sentiment as it kept hopes that an expansive monetary stimulus will stay in place to support the world's second-largest economy, but escalating tensions in the Korean peninsula took a toll on South Korean sh...
Tuesday April 9, 2013
Growth in India may recover to 6 per cent this year and 6.5 per cent in 2014 from 5 per cent in 2012, but South Asia's largest economy needs to pursue structural reforms to create a more favorable investment environment and spur growth, the ADB said.
Thursday April 4, 2013
The European Central Bank (ECB) kept interest rates on hold on Thursday, waiting to see if a recession-hit economy perks up and whether an aggressive policy move by the Bank of Japan helps the euro zone.
Thursday April 4, 2013
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) shocked markets on Thursday with a radical overhaul of its policymaking, adopting a new balance sheet target and pledging to double its government bond holdings in two years as it seeks to end nearly two decades of deflation.
Wednesday April 3, 2013
European shares and the euro eased while German bonds were flat on Wednesday as investors awaited this week's policy decisions by the Bank of Japan and European Central Bank (ECB) followed by U.S. employment data.
Tuesday April 2, 2013
Japan's Nikkei average fell 1.1 per cent to a nearly four-week low on Tuesday with exporters leading the decline after weak U.S. factory data overnight stoked concern about growth prospects for the world's biggest economy.
Saturday March 23, 2013
World stocks were mixed on Friday as strong earnings reports in the US helped offset concerns in Europe over Cyprus' unresolved bailout talks.
Wednesday March 20, 2013
Asian shares extended losses on Wednesday and investors gave the euro a wide berth after a bailout deal for Cyprus was thrown into disarray.
Monday March 18, 2013
Asian Development Bank (ADB) president Haruhiko Kuroda stepped down on Monday after eight years of service and will soon take over as governor of the Bank of Japan.
Friday March 15, 2013
World shares headed for a second week of gains and the euro its best week since early February on Friday as mounting evidence of a growing US recovery encouraged demand for riskier assets.