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TODAY Results: Hertz Global; ModusLink Global Solutions. Meetings: Petroceltic International EGM (Royal College of Physicians, Dublin 2); ISPIM innova(...)

People work on a gondola next to a construction site in Tokyo. Japan’s factory output rose in January at the fastest pace in more than two years and core inflation hovered at five-year highs, suggesting the economy has enough momentum to withstand an expected hit from a sales tax hike scheduled for April. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Japan’s factory output rose in January at the fastest pace in more than two years and core inflation hovered at five-year highs, suggesting the(...)

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TODAYIndicators: Euro zone Markit services PMI (Dec); Euro zone Markit manufacturing PMI (Dec).Meetings: Independent News & Media EGM (Conrad Hote(...)

A computer screen showing stock information is seen next to investors at a brokerage house in Haikou, Hainan province today. China shares ended a choppy Monday on a weaker note, as investors took profit on outperformers this year in anticipation that initial public offering reforms will divert funds to new listings. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

Asian shares and the dollar trod water today, as investors cautiously awaited key US data this week after a decent reading on China manufacturing calm(...)

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TODAYMeetings: Origin Enterprises AGM and EGM (The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2); EMC Forum (Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin 4).Indicators: Euro zone trade bal(...)

US Treasury secretary Jack Lew and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke assured their G20 counterparts at a dinner last night that a resolution would be reached to avoid a debt crisis. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Top finance officials from the G20 leading economies looked set to keep their focus on the receding risk of a US default at talks today as hopes grew (...)

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo today. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters.

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda today expressed confidence the central bank can stem bond market volatility with flexible market operat(...)

It has been a breathtaking start to the year for equity investors, with the upward move in stock prices that began during the final quarter of (...)

A businessman looks at a screen displaying a photo of US dollar bank notes in Tokyo today. The yen has hit fresh lows against a host of major currencies, resuming its slide after the Bank of Japan lost no time in launching its new easing policy to underline its determination to beat deflation. Photograph:  Toru Hanai/Reuters

Bank of Japan measures to fight deflation may debase currency further

The ECB headquarters in Frankfurt. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

A sense of anticipation surrounded Mario Draghi’s appearance at the monthly ECB press conference yesterday, his first since the eruption of the(...)