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  • Japan inflation eases, other data mixed in October Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 8:14 PM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's inflation rate edged lower in October, highlighting the difficulty Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in his campaign to overcome deflation in the world's third-largest economy. Japan slipped back into recession in the last quarter, prompting Abe to put off plans for another tax hike next year, just weeks after Japan's central bank expanded its...

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Nov 28- U.S. crude futures tumbled nearly $6 on Friday to the lowest since May 2010 after OPEC decided against cutting output, leaving the market with excess supply that deepened oil's months-long rout. Saudi Arabia blocked calls on Thursday from poorer members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries for production cuts to...

  • *Weak data may hurt PM Abe ahead of Dec. 14 vote. TOKYO, Nov 28- Japan's annual core consumer inflation slowed for a third straight month in October due to falling oil prices, highlighting the economic gloom facing Premier Shinzo Abe as he campaigns for a new mandate to implement his stalled recovery plan. "Inflation could continue to slow because oil prices are...

  • *Oil hits $70 a barrel as OPEC shuns cut. LONDON, Nov 27- Oil hit four-year lows around $70 a barrel on Thursday and commodity currencies were sent tumbling, as OPEC resisted the temptation to cut back production following the more than 30 percent plunge in prices since June. The meeting had lasted over five hours and as the decision emerged both Brent and U.S. crude...

  • *Norwegian crown hit as OPEC keeps oil output unchanged. LONDON, Nov 27- The euro fell against the dollar on Thursday after data showed German inflation sinking to its lowest since February 2010 in November, reinforcing bets the European Central Bank will ease monetary policy more aggressively. Oil-rich Norway's crown slid crown slid 1 percent to 8.6190 per...

  • LONDON, Nov 27- The euro fell against the dollar on Thursday as German inflation appeared to have softened more in November, reinforcing expectations that the European Central Bank will ease monetary policy more aggressively. Oil-rich Norway's crown hit a three-week low of 8.6350 per euro as OPEC looked unlikely to cut oil output despite a huge oversupply,...

  • *Oil prices near 4- year low as OPEC output cut hopes fade. LONDON, Nov 27- Fading hopes of a meaningful cut in production at Thursday's OPEC meeting sent oil prices tumbling to a four-year low as Thanksgiving in the United States saw world stocks touch the brakes on their recent rally. OPEC sources have told Reuters action is unlikely and Brent oil dropped by more...

  • 'The stage is set' for higher equities in Japan     Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    Central bank policies are a hot topic globally. Hans Goetti, head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale à Luxembourg talks about the current state of China and Japan's economies.

  • LONDON, Nov 27- The euro fell against the dollar on Thursday after data showed Spanish consumer prices falling more than expected, firming up expectations that the European Central Bank will have to resort to more aggressive easing of monetary policy. The euro fell back under $1.25 to a day's low of $1.24675 after the figures showed Spanish consumer prices fell...

  • Oil isn't the best investment opportunity     Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Investment opportunities could be better elsewhere. Ana Cukic Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers says the recent change in Japan's GPIF policy could have a huge influence on the market.

  • Toyota finds new air bag issue, recalls more cars Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 1:24 AM ET

    TOKYO— Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 40,000 vehicles in Japan on Thursday as part of a worldwide scare over defective air bags and is investigating a new type of air bag problem that could lead to further recalls. Toyota's recall for driver-side air bags is the latest in the widening safety problems related to Takata Corp. air bags.

  • *Daihatsu joins list of car makers in Takata recalls. TOKYO, Nov 27- Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would recall 57,000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly air bags made by Takata Corp, in a sign that a safety crisis around the Japanese auto parts maker is far from contained. Toyota's action follows a recall by rival Honda Motor Co for the same...

  • Pessimistic about Europe, Japan: Calamander     Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    Roman Scott, Chairman at Calamander Group, explains why the European and Japanese economy can't move forward based on monetary stimulus alone.

  • FOREX-Dollar dips versus yen, Aussie climbs on upbeat data Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 10:51 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 27- The dollar edged down against the yen on Thursday after lacklustre U.S. economic data pushed Treasury yields lower and dulled investor appetite for the greenback. The dollar was down 0.2 percent at 117.555 yen, continuing its slow retreat from a seven-year high of 118.98 struck a week ago. Thanksgiving, "said Junichi Ishikawa, a market analyst at IG...

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday ordered Japanese air bag supplier Takata Corp to expand its regional recall of driver-side air bags to cover the entire United States. NHTSA gave Takata until Tuesday to declare that its air bag inflators are defective and issue a recall. Shares in Takata plunged as much as 7.9...

  • Should Takata's recall go nationwide?     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:45 PM ET

    Scott Upham, Founder, President & Chief Executive at Valient Market Research, says the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can force the airbag maker to issue recalls.

  • Jonathan Garner. MD and Chief Asia & Emerging Market Equity Strategist at Morgan Stanley, is cautiously optimistic that monetary easing in Japan and China will boost Asian growth next year.

  • TOKYO, Nov 27- The dollar edged down against the yen and euro in early trade on Thursday after lacklustre U.S. economic data pushed Treasury yields lower and dulled investor appetite for the greenback. The dollar was down 0.1 percent at 117.63 yen, continuing its slow retreat from a seven-year high of 118.98 struck a week ago. The euro stood little changed at...

  • Adam Reynolds, CEO at APAC at Saxo Capital Markets, says the greenback may be overbought at the moment but it's still in a multi-year bull trend.

  • Outlook for 2015: All about the Fed     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist, Asia at JP Morgan, says the divergence of global monetary policy on expectations of a Fed rate hike will be the key theme next year.