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Morning briefing: UAE BlackBerry ban averted

The European Central Bank left its key interest rates stable at 1 percent and signaled that it's unlikely to consider new stimulus measures despite signs that the recovery is slowing. The United Arab Emirates canceled a ban on BlackBerry services that had been due to take effect Monday, confirming that a deal had been reached but offering no details.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  | October 8, 2010; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning briefing: More calls for yuan flexibility

The dollar slid to a 15-year low versus the Japanese yen, an all-time low against the Swiss franc, a 27-year-low against the Australian dollar and an eight-month low against the euro. The currency fluctuations were due to the prospect of more money-printing by the U.S. Federal Reserve, the strength of the Australian job market revival and anticipation of an upcoming European Central Bank policy meeting. Less than a day after U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner called the currency issue the "central existential challenge," the head of the IMF and the European Trade Commissioner called for the appreciation of the Chinese yuan.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  | October 7, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning briefing: Bank of Japan downgrades economic outlook

Japan's central bank downgraded its assessment of the economy in October due to the impact on exporters of a strong yen and amid mounting global uncertainty over the economy. The country's ruling Democratic Party urged the cabinet on Wednesday to consider more stimulus money.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  | October 6, 2010; 6:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning briefing: Ireland's credit rating may be lowered again

Japan's central bank cut key interest rates further, to a range of zero to 0.1 percent as it tries to stimulate the faltering economy. Moody's on Tuesday warned that it may downgrade Ireland's credit rating again, due to the high costs of bailing out its banks and a weak economic recovery.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  | October 5, 2010; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning briefing: Japan hikes cigarette tax dramatically

Cigarettes stacked on a shelf at a tobacco store in Tokyo. (Photo Credit: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg) 1. Japan hiked taxes on cigarettes to a record 40 percent to try to discourage smoking. 2. Ecuador declared a state of emergency as...

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  | October 1, 2010; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning briefing: China warns of damaged economic ties

1.China warned the U.S. Thursday that measures approved by American lawmakers to penalize governments that manipulate exchange rates violate free trade rules. 2. The finance ministers of 16 countries in Europe that use the euro gathered in Brussels to discuss...

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  | September 30, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Morning briefing: Labor protests sweep across Europe, Ariana Eunjung Cha , September 29, 2010
Morning briefing: ADB raises growth forecast for Asia, Ariana Eunjung Cha , September 28, 2010
Morning briefing: China and Russia sign energy pacts, Ariana Eunjung Cha , September 27, 2010
Morning briefing: Chinese yuan strengthens to 1993 levels, Ariana Eunjung Cha , September 21, 2010
Morning briefing: U.S., China spar over currency again, Ariana Eunjung Cha , September 16, 2010
Morning briefing: Europe's strong recovery slowing, Ariana Eunjung Cha , September 14, 2010
Morning briefing: Mixed reaction to new banking rules, Ariana Eunjung Cha , September 13, 2010
Morning briefing: Romanian PM ousts economic team, Ariana Eunjung Cha , September 3, 2010
Morning briefing: India GDP returns to boom levels, Ariana Eunjung Cha , August 31, 2010
Morning briefing: Bank of Japan eases monetary policy, Ariana Eunjung Cha , August 30, 2010
Morning briefing: U.K. GDP revised upwards, Ariana Eunjung Cha , August 27, 2010
Morning briefing: German consumer confidence up, Ariana Eunjung Cha , August 26, 2010
Morning briefing: Ireland's credit rating downgraded, Ariana Eunjung Cha , August 25, 2010
Economic agenda: Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, Mike Shepard , August 25, 2010
Economic agenda: Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, Mike Shepard , August 24, 2010
Morning briefing: Eurozone growth slows, Ariana Eunjung Cha , August 23, 2010
Week ahead: Bernanke speech at economic symposium, Ariana Eunjung Cha , August 23, 2010
Morning briefing: Japan considers additional stimulus, Ariana Eunjung Cha , August 19, 2010
Morning briefing: Weaker-than-expected Japanese GDP, Ariana Eunjung Cha , August 16, 2010
Morning briefing: World markets mostly fall, Ariana Eunjung Cha , August 4, 2010
Morning briefing: dollar weak vs. euro, pound , Ariana Eunjung Cha , August 2, 2010
Week ahead: July employment report, Neil Irwin , August 2, 2010
 
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