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Government & Economy

Nikkei leaps as BOJ springs a surprise

IN one of the closest votes in its history, or that of any other major central bank, the Bank of Japan's nine-member Policy Board voted on Friday by five votes to four to launch a major new round of monetary easing that shocked and delighted...

Government & Economy

[BEIJING] Chinese manufacturing growth slowed in October, the government said on Saturday, as the world's second-largest economy expands at its weakest pace in five years...

Government & Economy

[HONG KONG] Chinese regulators will allow foreign firms access to the yuan-denominated credit card clearing business from August next year, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper reported on Saturday...

Technology

[LOS ANGELES] Virgin's pioneering tourist-carrying spacecraft crashed on a test flight in California on Friday, killing a pilot and scattering debris across the desert - and raising questions about the programme's future...

Technology

[MOJAVE] A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one crew member and seriously injuring the other,...

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Can they finally QE-it?

The US Fed has twice tried to exit quantitative easing, only to be pulled back in. Will they be third time lucky?
 
 

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