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29/07/2016 3:42 PM

Yen jumps against dollar as Japan keeps rates on hold

(BBC News) The Japanese yen jumped more than 2% against US dollar after Bank of Japan keeps rates on hold.
29/07/2016 2:51 PM

BOJ Eases Policy by Doubling ETF Buying, Underwhelms Expectations

(NY Times) The Bank of Japan expanded stimulus on Friday by doubling purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETF), yielding to pressure from the government and financial markets for bolder action, but disappointing investors who had set their hearts on more audacious measures.
29/07/2016 2:36 PM

BOJ Eases Policy With Modest Increase in ETF Buying

(NY Times) The Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on Friday through a modest increase in purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETF), yielding to pressure from the government and financial markets for bolder action to spur growth and accelerate inflation towards its 2 percent target.
29/07/2016 11:34 AM

Google parent Alphabet sees strong profits rise

(BBC News) Quarterly revenue at Google's parent company Alphabet rises 21.3% after strong mobile advertising sales.
29/07/2016 11:05 AM

Japanese investors cautious ahead of BoJ announcement

(BBC News) Japanese shares open flat, as investors adopt a cautious approach with a central bank meeting underway.
29/07/2016 10:24 AM

Indonesia human rights lawyer speaks up

(BBC News) Indonesian Todung Mulya Lubis explains how he became a human rights lawyer.
29/07/2016 9:08 AM

On track to win

(BBC News) Technology has moved on fast since the 2012 London Olympics, particularly in data analytics. But is it giving some countries an unfair advantage?
29/07/2016 9:04 AM

Brexit knocks manufacturers' confidence - report

(BBC News) Confidence among manufacturers has slumped since the UK's vote to leave the European Union, a report indicates.
29/07/2016 9:00 AM

Stressed out

(BBC News) The results of European bank "stress tests" are being announced later on Friday, with the aim of establishing how well the banks could cope with a new financial shock.
29/07/2016 8:32 AM

North Korea Stole Data of Millions of Online Consumers, South Says

(NY Times) The South Korean police blamed the North's main spy agency for an attack in May on Interpark, an online shopping mall.
29/07/2016 7:49 AM

Amazon boss becomes world's third richest man

(BBC News) Strong earnings from Amazon and a boost to the company's stock make its founder, Jeff Bezos, the world's third richest man, according to Forbes.
29/07/2016 7:49 AM

Amazon boss becomes world's third richest

(BBC News) Strong earnings from Amazon and a boost to the company's stock make its founder, Jeff Bezos, the world's third richest person, according to Forbes.
29/07/2016 6:57 AM

#boycottbyron divides social media

(BBC News) Dozens of workers at burger chain Byron have been arrested in raids by immigration officials, dividing social media users.
29/07/2016 6:51 AM

Hinkley Point: New hitch for UK nuclear plant deal

(BBC News) Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years suffer an unexpected delay after the government postpones a final decision until the early autumn.
29/07/2016 5:56 AM

Hinkley Point: Why do we need a new nuclear power plant?

(BBC News) The BBC's Simon Jack explains why we need a new nuclear power station.

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