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  • LONDON, Nov 24- If the world's biggest central banks were actually coordinating a global monetary policy, they could scarcely do a better job of convincing financial markets right now. Three weeks on, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi insists his bank will move "as fast as possible" to raise euro zone inflation using all means available- something...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact skyrocket. At a recent investor meeting in Tokyo, Sony Music Chief Financial Officer Kevin Kelleher said a lot of conversation had been happening...

  • *Oil regains some lost ground ahead of OPEC meeting. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday, extending a global equity rally in Asia and Europe fueled by merger activity and signals that central banks were willing to step further into the economic breach to support growth and inflation. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi also looked to be...

  • Japan's young fret as unexpected recession hits Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 9:58 AM ET

    TOKYO— When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not celebration, for many young Japanese. Despite Abe's unprecedented stimulus efforts— almost everything short of dropping money from helicopters— Japan has slipped into recession less than two years after the last one.

  • *Sources say China ready to ease further after rate cut. LONDON, Nov 24- World stock markets ground their way higher on Monday after a frenetic round of activity at central banks in Asia and Europe showed they are willing to do more to support economic growth and higher inflation. European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi also looked to be clearing the way for the...

  • US stocks inch further into record territory Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 4:22 AM ET

    BEIJING— Asian stocks rose Monday after China's surprise interest rate cut as investors looked ahead to European inflation data due out this week and an OPEC meeting to discuss oil production levels. London's FTSE 100 shed 0.1 percent to 6,744.08. ASIA'S DAY: China's Shanghai Composite Index jumped 1.9 percent to 2,532.88 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose by the...

  • Asian stocks gain after China rate cut Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 11:00 PM ET

    BEIJING— Asian stocks rose Monday after China's surprise interest rate cut as investors looked ahead to European inflation data due out this week and OPEC meeting to discuss oil production levels. KEEPING SCORE: China's Shanghai Composite Index jumped 1.7 percent to 2,529.83 points and Hong Kong's Hang Seng surged 1.8 percent to 23,862.69.

  • SYDNEY, Nov 24- Asian share markets were broadly higher on Monday as the prospect of further policy stimulus in China and Europe whetted risk appetites while sending the euro skidding. "China's rate cut adds to the determination of global policy makers to avoid deflation and support growth," said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at fund manager AMP...

  • *Sources say China ready to ease further after rate cut. SYDNEY, Nov 24- Asian share markets followed the dollar higher on Monday as the prospect of further policy stimulus in China and Europe whetted risk appetites while sending the euro skidding. The single currency was matching 28- month lows in early trade having shed 1.2 percent on Friday when European...

  • Jilted hedge funds even more in love with Japan Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:08 AM ET
    Michael Novogratz

    Despite recent ups and downs, hedge funds are now more in love with Japan than at any time in the last decade.

  • New Mexico lawmakers grill spaceport boss Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.— Lawmakers demanded more details Thursday about how the New Mexico Spaceport Authority plans to succeed now that the nearly quarter-billion-dollar Spaceport America stands empty and commercial fights by anchor tenant Virgin Galactic have been delayed indefinitely. There have been concerns about the spaceport's future after Virgin...

  • *Shares soars as China cuts rates, Draghi talks bond buying. *Euro tumbles on Draghi, Aussie rises on China. LONDON, Nov 21- World shares surged on Friday as China surprised markets with its first interest rate cut in more than two years and the European Central Bank's Mario Draghi threw the door wide open to full scale money printing.

  • Japan orders air bag maker to conduct probe Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's transport ministry said Friday it has ordered air bag maker Takata to conduct an internal investigation after cases of its air bags exploding triggered safety concerns in the United States and other countries. The ministry also ordered Takata and Japanese automakers to study whether additional recalls are needed in Japan following a U.S....

  • *Yen rebounds after Japan finmin frets about pace of fall. LONDON, Nov 21- World shares headed for a second week of gains on Friday after more reassuring U.S. data, while the yen pulled out of its dive as Japan's finance minister warned its recent weakening had been "too rapid". The region's markets have been lagging those of the United States, Japan and faster-growing...

  • TOKYO, Nov 21- Japan's annual core consumer inflation probably eased for a third straight month in October reflecting falling oil prices, a Reuters poll showed, likely keeping the Bank of Japan under pressure to act again in order to achieve its inflation target. A run of soft indicators due on Nov. 28 could raise doubts about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's...

  • TOKYO, Nov 21- The cost of insuring Japanese government debt has risen to a one-year high after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to postpone a tax hike sparked worries about the country's weak fiscal position. The spread on Japan's credit default swaps widened to 59.5 basis points over U.S. Japan's CDS has widened by 20 basis points in the last two...

  • Andrew Colquhoun, Head of Asia-Pacific Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings, explains why the agency plans to review Japan's ratings by end of 2014. The country is currently rated A+ with a negative outlook.

  • Here's why the Nikkei is a good bet     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Nicholas Ferres, Investment Director of Global Asset Allocation at Eastspring Investments, says Japanese equities look favorable on the back of cheap valuations and improvements in corporate earnings.

  • Japan's lower house dissolved for snap polls     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of parliament, but has yet to set a date for the elections. CNBC's Kaori Enjoji has more.

  • Japan's lower house dissolved for snap election Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:17 PM ET

    TOKYO— Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament Friday, paving the way for a general election next month. His ruling Liberal Democratic Party, which has been in power for most of the post-World War II era, may lose some seats but is likely to retain a solid majority with its coalition partner in the 480- seat lower house.