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  • LONDON, Jan 29- World shares jumped and the yen slumped on Friday after the Bank of Japan stunned markets by taking one of its main interest rates into negative territory, its boldest step yet to reinflate the economy. The yield on Japanese benchmark government bonds plunged to record lows after the central said it would charge 0.1 percent for excess reserves...

  • Low rates are negative for Japan: Faber Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 2:00 AM ET
    Low rates are negative for Japan: Faber

    Marc Faber, editor & publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, says negative interest rates in Japan are a negative for the country's economy and savers.

  • President Xi is not a nice guy: Marc Faber Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 2:00 AM ET
    President Xi is not a nice guy: Marc Faber

    Marc Faber, editor & publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, says the Chinese economy is weaker than six percent growth and talks about the country's president Xi Jinping

  • BoJ adopts negative interest rates Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 1:00 AM ET
    BoJ adopts negative interest rates

    Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economics and managing director at HSBC, discusses the decision by the Bank of Japan to set interest rates at minus 0.1 percent.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Tokyo stocks finished nearly 3 percent higher on Friday while the yen dived after after the country's central bank introduced a negative rate interest policy to boost the economy after previous stimulus efforts produced indifferent results. Other Asian markets were higher after China's top economy official said there is no basis for the...

  • Amari resignation not good news Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 12:09 AM ET
    Amari resignation not good news

    Japan's economy minister Akira Amari was crucial to the signing of the TPP, says Mikio Kumada, executive director and global strategist at LGT Capital Partners.

  • BOJ decision a 'nice, medium-sized surprise' Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 12:02 AM ET
    BOJ decision a 'nice, medium-sized surprise'

    Mikio Kumada, executive director and global strategist at LGT Capital Partners, says BOJ decision reflects well on governor Kuroda.

  • SYDNEY, Jan 29- Asian shares jumped on Friday and the yen swooned after the Bank of Japan stunned markets by adopting negative interest rates in its boldest step yet to reinflate the long-languishing economy. The yen fell across the board and sovereign bonds rallied after Japan's central bank said it would charge 0.1 percent for excess reserves parked with the...

  • What experts think about BOJ's negative rate move Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 10:41 PM ET
    What experts think about BOJ's negative move

    Richard Martin, executive vice president at IMA Asia and Kelvin Tay, MD and regional CIO for southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management discuss the Bank of Japan's decision to cut rates further.

  • 'Japan is still an interesting market' Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 7:09 PM ET
    'Japan is still an interesting market'

    David Gaud, senior portfolio manager at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, says it'll be hard for Japanese markets to beat last year's performances.

  • SYDNEY, Jan 29- The yen stayed on the defensive early on Friday as the market waited to see if the Bank of Japan would ease policy, while the dollar languished at two-week lows in the face of disappointing U.S. economic data. The dollar index last stood at 98.587, having slid as far as 98.425- a low not seen since Jan. 15. The euro climbed as high as $1.0968 and was last at...

  • LONDON, Jan 28- Uncertainty over the future path U.S. interest rates weighed on European stocks on Thursday, while the resignation of Japan's economy minister impacted currency markets, sending the yen higher. Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said he would step down from his post to deal with allegations, which he denies, that he received bribes from a...

  • What to expect from FOMC policy statement? Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 9:47 PM ET
    What to expect from FOMC policy statement?

    It's widely expected that Fed funds rates will remain unchanged, but the FOMC will likely mention that the economy has slowed, says Elias Haddad from Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- A recovery in oil prices pushed the dollar higher against the safe-haven yen and Swiss franc on Tuesday, but it fell overall as sterling rose and the oil-linked Canadian dollar surged. With crude oil prices near 13- year lows, senior officials of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries renewed calls for rival producers to cut...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- A recovery in oil prices pushed the dollar higher against the yen and euro on Tuesday, but it fell overall as sterling rose and the oil-linked Canadian dollar gained. With crude oil prices near their lowest in 13 years, senior officials of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries renewed calls for rival producers to cut supply...

  • FOREX-Yen and euro give up gains as oil slide stops Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 7:06 AM ET

    *Euro weaker, Chinese yuan stable despite Shanghai sell-off. *Aussie and CAD firmer as oil rises above $30 a barrel. LONDON, Jan 26- The safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro halted their rise on Tuesday, as stock markets and oil prices recovered, providing some relief to battered commodity-linked and oil-related currencies such as the Australian and Canadian...

  • FOREX-Yen and euro outperform as stocks and oil slide Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 3:43 AM ET

    *Euro firm, Chinese yuan stable despite Shanghai sell-off. LONDON, Jan 26- The safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro rose on Tuesday, as global stock markets and oil prices fell, driving investors to safety and away from commodity-linked and oil-related currencies such as the Australian and Canadian dollars. The dollar was down 0.45 percent against the yen at...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 25- The dollar edged lower on Monday as renewed selling in oil markets drove investors into currencies often deemed less risky investments, such as the euro, Swiss franc and Japanese yen. Crude oil futures fell 6 percent after Iraq announced record-high oil production, feeding into a heavily oversupplied market, and senior officials with the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 25- The dollar edged down on Monday as renewed selling on oil markets drove investors into currencies often deemed less risky investments, such as the euro, Swiss franc and Japanese yen. Crude oil futures fell 3 percent after Iraq announced record-high oil production, feeding into a heavily oversupplied market. "The negative shock of the first couple...

  • FOREX-Oil currencies fall, euro and yen gain Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 4:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 25- The dollar edged down against a basket of currencies on Monday as renewed selling on oil markets drove investors into their current safe havens of choice, the euro and yen, while weakening the currencies of major crude exporters. After a reasonably upbeat session in Asia, stock markets quickly turned negative in Europe and oil was down almost 3...