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  • Santelli Exchange: Deflation the enemy?

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Jeffrey Snider, Alhambra Investment Partners, discuss deflation and the consequences of QE.

  • The dollar dropped from six-year highs against the yen on Wednesday, weighed down by a fall in U.S. Treasury debt yields.

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • 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?

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • $100 dollar bills

    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 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 headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

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