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Europe unleashes aggressive stimulus to boost eurozone

Europe's ailing economy will get a major dose of stimulus from the European Central Bank - a bond-buying program designed to make loans and exports cheaper so companies can hire and expand.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-22/europe-unleashes-aggressiv
Deflation looms as Europe's economic bugbear

With prices barely rising, preventing deflation becomes key concern in European policymaking.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-02/deflation-looms-europes-ec
Gleam is gone as gold prices sink to 4-year low

...investment strategists, there's a growing belief that the worst for gold has yet to come. A surprise announcement by the Bank of Japan last Friday that it will expand its efforts to revive that country's growth sent traders out of Japanese yen and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-06/gleam-gone-gold-prices-sin
US stocks reach record levels after Japan's surprise economic stimulus

...Friday's gains were driven by the Bank of Japan, which announced it would increase...weakened dramatically following the Bank of Japan's announcement. The yen slumped...markets rose broadly following the Bank of Japan's announcement on hopes that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-31/us-stocks-reach-record-lev
AP survey: Economists say China slowdown will cause global pain but leave US relatively unhurt

...central bank unexpectedly intensified its stimulus efforts to try to invigorate its chronically anemic economy. The Bank of Japan will buy more government bonds and other assets lift inflation and spur more spending. That announcement helped lift...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-02/ap-survey-economists-say-c
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
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
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
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-
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-