Topic: Bank of Japan


  • Four ways Japan disaster affects investors

    Four ways Japan disaster affects investors

    When the world’s third-largest economy is hit with its worst earthquake ever, a tsunami, and a subsequent nuclear crisis, the human and physical toll has been enormous. The disaster is also sending ripples through the world economy. Here is a look at four ways the Japanese crisis changes the investment landscape:

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  • Japanese stocks plunge, rattling world markets

    Japan's Nikkei falls 6.4 percent Thursday in the wake of the Bank of Japan's decision to stand pat on monetary easing. Concerns also mount about Fed's commitment to easing in the US. 

  • Stocks drop on choppy day for Wall Street

    Stocks fell Tuesday on concerns that central banks will pull back from support for the global economy. Stocks began sliding from the opening bell, trailing markets in Asia and Europe.

  • Gold nears three-week low on stimulus tapering

    Gold fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday to a near three-week low after the Bank of Japan opted not to extend its stimulus program, stoking speculation that the era of ultra-loose global monetary policy is coming to an end.

  • Stocks climb for third straight week

    Stocks rose Friday to close three straight weeks of gains on Wall Street. A sharp increase in small-company stocks is also a sign that investors are more willing to take on risk.

  • Japanese yen plunges to four-year low. G7 unlikely to act.

    Japanese yen's plunge vs. the dollar makes its exports cheaper and its companies more competitive. G7 finance ministers will focus on the Japanese yen at talks in the UK this weekend.  

  • Stocks recede from record levels

    Stocks fell from record levels Thursdays, with markets ending the day slightly lower. A decline in Americans applying for unemployment benefits failed to give stocks a boost.

  • Stocks soar. Dow has first close above 15,000.

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Tuesday with the Dow Jones industrial average closing above 15,000 for the first time. Higher quarterly profits for companies including satellite TV provider DirecTV and watchmaker Fossil pushed stocks upward. The Dow Jones is up 15 percent this year.

  • Stocks rise; Best Buy jumps 16 percent

    Stocks ended higher on Wall Street Thursday, regaining half of its plunge the day before, as buyers returned to the market. Among stocks making big moves, electronics retailer Best Buy jumped $3.48, or 16 percent, to $25.13.

  • $1.4 trillion stimulus planned by Japan central bank

    $1.4 trillion stimulus: Bowing to demands from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for more aggressive monetary easing, the Bank of Japan announced Thursday a policy overhaul intended to double the money supply and achieve a 2 percent inflation target.

  • Stefan Karlsson Japan's new inflationary strategy: wrong target

    The cause of Japan's deflation isn't monetary, it's demographic. Inflationary policy won't work in the long term.