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  • Dollar slips as Hong Kong protests halt recent rally Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    The dollar's three-month rally took a breather on Monday on nervousness over Beijing's response to democracy protests in Hong Kong.

  • Gross exit ripples through bond market Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:56 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    The sudden exit of Bill Gross from Pimco sparked a knee-jerk selloff in the Treasury market, a drop in Pimco closed-end funds and rallies in competitors' shares.

  • Japan inflation slows: Should BOJ be worried? Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 7:30 PM ET
    Japan inflation slows in August: Should BOJ be worried?

    Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, says the easing of core consumer inflation in August suggests that Japan's recovery may be vulnerable.

  • OECD says BOJ inflation goal hard to meet Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 11:03 PM ET

    The BoJ must make a new commitment to meet its 2 percent inflation target because achieving that goal by around next spring will be difficult.

  • Yen’s drop—too far, too fast? Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 2:34 AM ET
    Dollar and Yen

    While the yen's sharp drop has driven the Nikkei to near seven-year highs, the quick decline is also spurring concerns over the economy.

  • What the Fed's dream trade looks like Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Fed just might have triggered an early look at its dream trade—where short-term yields rise gradually and longer term rates rise more slowly.

  • Why stocks and bonds see Fed outlook differently Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:03 AM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Bonds sold off as traders read the Fed's new rate forecasts as slightly more aggressive, but dovish comments from Yellen and the Fed statement drove stocks up.

  • Bond market hears Fed hawks; stocks see doves Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:12 PM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Bonds sold off after traders read the Fed's new rate forecasts as slightly more aggressive, but dovish comments from Yellen and the Fed statement drove stocks up.

  • Japan's negative yields show BOJ's limits Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:28 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan has begun paying banks for lending them cash in a sign the central bank is reaching the limits of its power to reflate the economy.

  • 'Sweet spot' for Japanese stocks: Pro Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 3:15 AM ET
    'Sweet spot' for Japanese stocks: Pro

    Ian Wright, director of Morant Wright Management, says Japanese equities are in a "sweet spot".

  • Wall Street view on Fed rate hikes changing Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 2:06 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Federal Reserve is increasingly expected to send a more hawkish message when it meets next week.

  • This could be the trade of the decade Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:49 AM ET
    U.S. and Japanese flags are displayed at a foreign exchange firm in Tokyo.

    After months of going nowhere, the dollar has started to take off against the yen, and pros say this is just the beginning.

  • As balance sheet grows, what more can BOJ do? Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:05 PM ET
    As balance sheet grows, what more can BOJ do?

    With the Bank of Japan already on an "extreme expansionary trajectory", further easing could be difficult, says Geoff Lewis, Global Market Strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management.

  • BOJ steps up easing, drives rates below zero Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:24 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan drove a short-term interest rate below zero, a dramatic step in its already unprecedented effort to stoke inflation.

  • BOJ facing rising pressure to take action: Pro Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 8:14 PM ET
    BOJ facing rising pressure to take action: Pro

    Paul Krake, Founder, View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, says Prime Minister Abe and the ECB are increasing pressure for the Japanese central bank to do more.

  • A teller displays $100 dollar U.S. notes at a money exchange in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    The stronger dollar may have stolen the headlines this week, but a closer look shows that it's not in fact a broad dollar rally.

  • Why the BOJ held back on easing Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 12:03 AM ET
    Why the BOJ held back on further easing

    Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & Chief Japan Economist at BoA Merrill Lynch, says the central bank is banking on corporate profitability and wage growth to lift spending.

  • Bank of Japan refrains from further stimulus Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:08 PM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan (BOJ)refrained from announcing fresh stimulus despite signs the economic recovery is sputtering.

  • BOJ to leave policy on hold, maintain upbeat view Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 9:53 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan will maintain its massive monetary stimulus on Thursday and argue that the bigger-than-expected hit from a sales tax rise will be temporary.

  • Why 'wait and see' is BOJ's best move for now Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 6:49 PM ET
    Why 'wait and see' is BOJ's best move for now

    Naomi Fink, CEO at Europacifica Consulting, explains why the Bank of Japan can still afford to hold fire on further monetary easing.