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  • *Oil prices climb on hopes of OPEC production freeze. NEW YORK, Sept 26- Stock prices around the world declined on Monday ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, while oil prices rose in advance of an informal OPEC meeting in Algeria on hopes for an output cut. The debates might increase the lead of one over the other and...

  • LONDON, Sept 26- London's role as the world's top financial center could be under threat as the implications of Britain leaving the European Union start to sink in, a survey showed on Monday. The Z/Yen 20th global financial centers index, which looks at 87 financial centers, showed that London remains just ahead of New York, followed by Singapore and Hong Kong.

  • LONDON, Sept 26- London's role as the world's top financial centre could be under threat as the implications of Britain leaving the European Union start to sink in, a survey showed on Monday. The Z/Yen 20th global financial centres index, which looks at 87 financial centres, showed that London remains just ahead of New York, followed by Singapore and Hong Kong.

  • OSAKA, Sept 26- The pace at which the Bank of Japan buys bonds will depend on what is needed to achieve its yield curve target but no big increases or decreases were expected for now, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday, dampening speculation that the BOJ was considering tapering asset purchases. The BOJ may instead top up asset purchases or accelerate base...

  • TOKYO— Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan's economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. Abe reiterated that the global economy faces "major risks" such as uncertainty over Britain's exit from the European Union and the slowdown of...

  • LONDON, Sept 26- The yen was holding strong on Monday in the face of another volley of promises from the Bank of Japan to do everything necessary to get inflation back on the rise, including cutting interest rates further into negative territory. "The temptation is to say that the dollar should continue to weaken this week," said Sam Lynton-Brown, a currency...

  • OSAKA, Sept 26- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, in his first speech since the BOJ's decision last week to overhaul its radical stimulus program, said the central bank stood ready to use every available tool to achieve its 2 percent inflation target. While the BOJ would be mindful of the impact ultra-easy policy could have on banks' profits, that would not...

  • OSAKA, Sept 26- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, in his first speech since the BOJ's decision last week to overhaul its radical stimulus program, said the central bank stood ready to use every available tool to achieve its 2 percent inflation target. While the BOJ would be mindful of the impact ultra-easy policy could have on banks' profits, that would not...

  • *Downbeat day on Wall Street casts pall over markets. TOKYO, Sept 26- Asian shares began the week under a cloud on Monday after losses on Wall Street, and as investors' attention turned from central banks to American politics ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate. Trump could see market volatility increase, particularly if investors think there is a...

  • OSAKA, Sept 26- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday the central bank stood ready to use every possible policy tool to achieve its 2 percent inflation target. "There is no better opportunity than now to completely get out of deflation. Talking about the limits of monetary policy does not help at all, "Kuroda said in a speech to business leaders in...

  • Japanese business men walk along the street in Tokyo, Japan.

    Japan's aggressive monetary easing is reminiscent of Einstein's quip about doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

  • TOKYO, Sept 26- The dollar wobbled against the yen and euro on Monday, cautiously held in a narrow range ahead of the impending first debate between U.S. presidential candidates that could determine the currency's near-term direction. The dollar was down 0.1 percent at 100.860 yen. The market awaited the debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican...

  • TOKYO, Sept 26- The dollar wobbled against the yen and euro on early on Monday, cautiously held in a narrow range ahead of the impending first debate between U.S. presidential candidates that could determine the currency's near-term direction. The dollar was down 0.2 percent at 100.800 yen. The market awaited the debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and...

  • A CRH high-speed train at the Xuchang East Railway Station that is part of China's domestic high-speed rail network.

    China is designing its next generation of trains that can carry passengers at a top speed of 500km/h, the SCMP reports.

  • WALL STREET: The fall on Wall Street last week also weighed on market sentiments in Asia. THE DEBATE: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's 90- minute, prime-time presidential debate. Television audience is expected to set a record for the high-stakes showdown, which could help tip the...

  • TOKYO, Sept 26- The dollar wobbled against the yen and euro on early on Monday, cautiously held in a narrow range ahead of the impending first debate between U.S. presidential candidates that could determine the currency's near-term direction. The dollar was down 0.2 percent at 100.800 yen. The market awaited the debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and...

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 BELLINGHAM, United States- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech at Western Washington University- 2300 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari gives welcome remarks before the fourth "Ending Too Big to Fail" symposium- 1330 GMT. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank President...

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 BELLINGHAM, United States- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech at Western Washington University- 2300 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari gives welcome remarks before the fourth "Ending Too Big to Fail" symposium- 1330 GMT. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank President...

  • BOJ JGBs

    Through yield curve controls, the BOJ is targeting the pricing of bonds and not the quantity of asset purchases, says JPMorgan AM's Tai Hui.

  • BOJ

    Japan needs both fiscal and monetary policy to tackle the inflation issue, says Fullerton Fund Management's Pranay Gupta.