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  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan needs a credible plan to reduce its debt to contain the risk that the Bank of Japan's quantitative easing could cause inflation expectations to spike, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Tuesday. Delaying the second increase has eased concerns about the economic outlook, but it has also raised worries Japan is...

  • *Oct. 31 easing aimed at eradicating deflation mindset-Kuroda. NAGOYA/ TOKYO, Japan, Nov 25- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday stressed the bank's readiness to expand stimulus further to meet its price goal, a message that was partially echoed by an European Central Bank policymaker as the euro zone economy battles to lift off.

  • BOJ Gov. Kuroda tells firms to up wages, spending Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:51 AM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's central bank governor is urging companies to raise wages and investment to aid the country's efforts to overcome deflation. Haruhiko Kuroda told a group of businessmen in central Japan on Tuesday that the central bank was committed to achieving a target of 2 percent inflation and that he expects companies to make their decisions based on that...

  • Santelli Exchange: Deflation fears overblown?     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and John Cochrane, University of Chicago Business School professor, discuss the reason behind central bankers making deflation fears the centerpiece of most policy statements.

  • LONDON/ BEIJING, Nov 20- Surveys sounded warning bells for the global economy on Thursday as euro zone businesses grew less quickly than any forecaster expected and China's factories lost momentum. Markit's Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index for November, based on surveys of thousands of companies and seen as a good growth indicator, fell to 51.4,...

  • LONDON, Nov 20- Euro zone business growth has been weaker than any forecaster expected this month and new orders have fallen for the first time in more than a year despite further price-cutting, a survey showed on Thursday. Markit's Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index, based on surveys of thousands of companies and seen as a good growth indicator, fell to...

  • The good and bad of Japan's tax hike delay     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Junko Nishioka, Chief Japan Economist at RBS, says a delayed sales tax hike will boost GDP by 0.5 percent in the near term, but warns of negative market implications in the long run.

  • Japan slides into recession as tax hike takes toll Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's economy contracted in July-September according to preliminary data released Monday, returning the country to recession and clouding the outlook for the global recovery. That will slow progress on Japan's effort to bring its government debt, the largest among industrial nations, under control— a commitment Abe made when he took office in...

  • Why we shouldn't fear falling prices: Pro     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Catherine Wood, Founder & CEO at ARK Investments, says that falling prices in oil is "very good news" for developed countries like China, and also comments on the technology sector when it comes to deflation.

  • French GDP figures a 'relief': Pro     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Steven Bell, director of global macro at F&C, says the 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter rise in French third quarter GDP is a "relief" but the country's government is "paralyzed" and unable to make the necessary structural reforms.

  • Weak euro 'wont' transform the world': Pro     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Steven Bell, director of global macro at F&C, says the impact of a weaker euro on the economy is minimal.

  • TOKYO, Nov 9- The Bank of Japan Governor not only surprised the markets with his latest splurge of monetary easing. To achieve maximum effect for the shock decision, Haruhiko Kuroda and right-hand man Masayoshi Amamiya kept only a handful of elite central bank bureaucrats in the loop as they laid the ground for the expansion of their quantitative and...

  • TOKYO, Nov 9- The Bank of Japan Governor not only surprised the markets with his latest splurge of monetary easing. To achieve maximum effect for the shock decision, Haruhiko Kuroda and right-hand man Masayoshi Amamiya kept only a handful of elite central bank bureaucrats in the loop as they laid the ground for the expansion of their quantitative and...

  • *Global central bank governors meet in Paris. PARIS, Nov 7- The European Central Bank should be ready in an emergency to buy government bonds to combat prolonged low inflation, a senior ECB policymaker said on Friday, just as the United States is ending such so-called quantitative easing. Speaking a day after the ECB ordered its staff to start preparing for bolder...

  • TOKYO, Nov 7- Japan's economy is forecast to grow enough in the third quarter to allow the government to hike the sales tax next year, but the decision remains a close call although the Bank of Japan's expanded stimulus should help to ease the hit on consumption. The government has agreed with opposition parties to raise the sales tax twice to pay for welfare...

  • European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, says that disagreements in the governing council are "normal", in response to reports of a right amongst its members.

  • The European Central Bank could take further monetary policy measures to tackle the threat of deflation, President Mario Draghi says.

  • European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, says the governing council has not discussed "specific instruments" to boost the balance sheet.

  • European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, says he does not rule out the participation of national central banks in the asset-backed security purchase program.

  • TOKYO, Nov 6- Asian shares and commodity currencies stumbled on Thursday as prices for a host of commodities retreated on lingering concerns over slower global growth, while Tokyo stocks stepped back after posting large gains in a Bank of Japan-inspired rally. European shares are seen falling, with spread-betters expecting Britain's FTSE to decline 0.3...