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The Bank of Japan hints at end of ultra-low interest rates
Despite global and domestic inflation, Japan's central bank held interest rates near zero. But it's just hinted that this policy will change.
As economies worldwide struggle with inflation, Japan faces another problem: a weak yen
As many central banks raise interest rates, the Bank of Japan is keeping them low to prop up the economy. That leads to a depreciated currency.
Why the U.S. dollar is so strong right now
The dollar index hit a 20-year high in European trading, the result of the Fed's rate hikes and the relative strength of the U.S. economy.
Japanese shocked by rising prices after decades of economic stagnation
Japan had struggled to even reach the central bank inflation target of 2%.
How does the strong dollar affect U.S. consumers?
The dollar remains strong against other currencies. What's the effect on consumers?
Sony back in the black for the first time in 5 years
Japanese entertainment and electronics giant Sony has managed to make money, not lose it for the first time in five years. The company reported a net profit of $948 million.
Japan stimulus has investors eyeing Europe
The value of the Japanese yen fell to its lowest level in four years after a huge monetary stimulus package was unveiled last week, and the effects of the stimulus are starting to be felt far away from Japan.
'Currency wars' on the agenda at the G20
The Group of 20 major world economies are meeting in Moscow today, and the biggest item on the agenda is global monetary policy with some countries complaining about a 'currency war.'
Japan's new prime minister hopes to weaken yen
Japan's Liberal Democratic Party promises to tackle economic problems.
China and Japan cut out the middleman
China and Japan move to trade each other's currencies directly, without using the U.S. dollar to set the exchange rate. The change is a new step toward a world where the dollar is not last word in global currencies.