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Fed will begin to reduce bond purchases in January because of stronger US job market

...The Fed's low-rate policies have been duplicated by other central banks, from the European Central Bank to the Bank of Japan, that have also sought to energize economic growth and boost inflation.The Fed's actions Wednesday were approved...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-18/fed-will-begin-reduce-bond
Stock surge is highlight of the year in business

...eventually occur. The Fed finally decided in December to pare its bond-buying program but will do so very gradually. The Bank of Japan has held rates near zero and pledged to double that country's money supply by buying bonds. And the European Central...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-27/stock-surge-highlight-year
Dow closes above 15,000 for first time

...Nikkei above 14,000 for the first time in nearly five years. The Nikkei has jumped 36 percent this year after the Bank of Japan announced a new aggressive monetary policy to get the country out of its two-decade stagnation.In Europe, Germany's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-05-07/dow-closes-above-15000-fir
Weak signals on economy send stocks plunging

...from its peak in mid-May, after soaring at the start of the year thanks to aggressive stimulus measures from the Bank of Japan. Some market watchers drew a parallel with the U.S., where central bank stimulus has also been pushing stock prices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-06-05/weak-signals-economy-send-
Economy adds 175,000 jobs; jobless rate climbs to 7.6 percent

...loan rates near record lows to encourage consumers and companies to buy and spend. Other central banks, notably the Bank of Japan, have also been acting aggressively to keep borrowing costs low to try to rejuvenate economic growth.Low rates make...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-06-07/economy-adds-175000-jobs-j
Manufacturing slows, but hiring picks up

...Purchasing. Japanese manufacturers are more upbeat about business conditions than they were last year, according to the Bank of Japan's "tankan" index for the March quarter.The U.S. economy has proven surprisingly resilient in the face of tax...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-04-01/manufacturing-slows-hiring
Bernanke signals that Fed will stick with low-rate policies

...no target for how much in bonds it plans to buy.He noted that the Fed's balance sheet is less than that of the Bank of Japan, which has battled for more than two decades to strengthen the sluggish Japanese economy.Asked about possible threats...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-02-26/bernanke-signals-fed-will-
Biz briefs

...Fed adds credit lines from foreign banks WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve has expanded credit lines with the central banks of Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and European Union that will provide foreign currency to U.S. banks - if needed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/04/07/bus_517494.shtml
Business
Japan's gain could be world's loss

...unravel on a global scale with the Bank of Japan's decision last month to finally...nuance of every statement of the Bank of Japan to see when we see the first hike...next step will be crucial. The Bank of Japan ended a two-day policy board...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/13/fin_77111.shtml
Finance
Debt: Experts warn that heavy debt threatens U.S. economy

...billion. Japan is next, at $75 billion. In a very real sense, the U.S. economy is dependent on the central banks of Japan, China and other nations to invest in U.S. Treasuries and keep American interest rates down. The low rates here...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/28/fin_5010.shtml
Finance