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Quantitative easing - what it is, why it's important
Above the line

Luxe lifestylers are exposed to higher inflation than common consumers.

22 May 2014 - 3:53PM

Luxe lifestylers are exposed to higher inflation than common consumers.

Above the line
Re-elected prime minister thinking big in Japan
Banking on a weaker yen

For avid Japan-watchers, the past six months have been enthralling. First, the rhetoric used by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his election campaign was a marked break from the past. By openly challenging the status quo, Abe made it clear he was (and is) serious that Japan's legacy of deflation must be turned back.

27 May 2013 - 4:29AM

For avid Japan-watchers, the past six months have been enthralling. First, the rhetoric used by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his election campaign was a marked break from the past. By openly challenging the status quo, Abe made it clear he was (and is) serious that Japan's legacy of deflation must be turned back.

Banking on a weaker yen
Costs of living it up
19 Nov 2012 - 1:27AM
Costs of living it up
From red to green
22 May 2014 - 3:54PM
From red to green
Weakness of yen likely to affect Korea and Taiwan
The weight of paper

The recent sharp drop in the gold price has taken many investors by surprise, setting off a scramble to understand why, and what lies ahead. The past years' series of crises and the onset of quantitative easing by the world's major central banks a few years ago invited new interest in gold.

29 Apr 2013 - 3:59AM

The recent sharp drop in the gold price has taken many investors by surprise, setting off a scramble to understand why, and what lies ahead. The past years' series of crises and the onset of quantitative easing by the world's major central banks a few years ago invited new interest in gold.

The weight of paper