Youichiro Fujii

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10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

#1: Stay away from people who erode your quality of life.<p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares for her into buying her a pair. Her love for the red shoes causes her to give them priority …

Happiness

There's a big disagreement taking place at the Fed

Indeed, the most salient discord appeared to be between the view of Fed economists, or 'staffers' as they are known in the central bank's parlance, and sitting policymakers, the ones who actually make the call on rates. The latter, perhaps because of their more public role, seemed substantially …

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the …

Financial Services

The 5 Most Interesting Wall Street Predictions for 2017

The U.K. broke away from the European Union, Americans elected Donald Trump for president, and despite all the doom and gloom the world economy has …

Here's why bank stocks have rallied since Trump's win

Banks have been the biggest winners in the market's 'Trump rally' ever since the surprising election outcome last month.<p>While some market observers have warned of bank stocks getting too far ahead of themselves, there is general optimism that banks' fundamentals have vastly improved since the …

Interest Rates

Oil rally suggests supply worries wane, but for how long?

(Reuters) - A rally in U.S. crude oil prices recently has put the market on its firmest footing since the rout started in 2014, with the spread between prices for near-term delivery and future delivery narrowing, suggesting the worst of the supply glut may be over.<p>Used oil barrels are seen outside …

Oil

There's something wrong with the US labor market

Something isn't clicking in the US labor market.<p>On Tuesday, the latest "Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey" (JOLTS) showed there were 5.757 million jobs available in the US in March — a near record.<p>Additionally, the number of unemployed people in the US per job open is down to prerecession …

Labor Economics

The American debt crisis in 5 charts

While we needlessly fret about overconsumption and hyperconsumerism, we miss a bigger picture: rising housing, medical, and education costs.<p>Here are five charts that show the extent of the country's debt problem.<p>To learn more about how we got here—and how we can get out—check out the United States …

Credit Card Debt

Junk food companies are trying to survive with an unlikely strategy

Mars Foods, a subgroup of chocolate giant Mars Company and maker of brands including Uncle Ben's rice and Dolmio pasta sauce, announced in April that it would provide customers with guidance on which products should be eaten every day and which should only be consumed occasionally.<p>Further, Mars …

Selling

Toshiba Has Nominated a New CEO to Leave Its Accounting Scandal Behind

Japan’s Toshiba said it had nominated Satoshi Tsunakawa, a former head of its medical equipment division, to be its next chief executive officer—a …

The long and the short of stock-market volatility

Short-term measures of volatility can fluctuate wildly. But over the long term the market has been remarkably stable.<p><b>Markets are volatile.</b> Or are …

Stock Markets

Seven big banks settle U.S. rate-rigging lawsuit for $324 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seven of the world’s biggest banks have agreed to pay $324 million to settle a private U.S. lawsuit accusing them of rigging an interest rate benchmark used in the $553 trillion derivatives market.<p>The Bank of America logo is seen at their offices at Canary Wharf financial …

Bank of America

Most of the offers Yahoo is shortlisting are from companies offering cash

The shortlist comprises mainly large companies and big private equity firms including TPG Capital, and excludes many small companies that proposed some kind of combination, such as privately held Yellow Pages owner YP, the people said this week.<p>The sources declined to divulge the full list.<p>Some …

Investors want mutual funds to get tougher on CEO pay: Reuters/Ipsos poll

BOSTON (Reuters) - Individual investors are angry about CEO pay, and they want their mutual fund firms to do something about it.<p>The BlackRock sign is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York, in this October 11, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz<p>Top money managers such as BlackRock Inc …

金融政策決定会合の運営 : 日本銀行 Bank of Japan

金融政策決定会合の開催日程、金融市場調節方針に関する公表文、議事要旨、経済・物価情勢の展望(展望レポート)などを、一覧形式で掲載しています。<p>2018年<p>表 2018年<p>金融政策決定会合<br>開催日および結果<p>各資料の公表日<p>総裁定例記者会見<p>経済・物価情勢の展望<br>(基本的見解)<p>主な意見<p>議事要旨<p>7月30日(月)・31日 …

The Fed - Meeting calendars and information

Meeting calendars, statements, and minutes (2013-2018)<p>The FOMC holds eight regularly scheduled meetings during the year and other meetings as needed. …

This Major Health Insurer Is Sticking With Obamacare

Health insurer Anthem (antm) on Wednesday said the Obamacare individual insurance exchanges are not as profitable as it originally expected, but it …

Why Janet Yellen Could Blindside Markets

Janet Yellen and the Federal Open Market Committee convene their third meeting of 2016, and Wall Street is expecting a real snoozer.<p>While Fed minutes …

10 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020

Self-driving cars are no longer a futuristic idea. Companies like Mercedes, BMW, and Tesla have already released, or are soon to release, self-driving features that give the car some ability to drive itself.<p>Tech companies are also trying to pioneer the self-driving car. Recently, Google announced …

Autonomous Cars

Iraq Signs Strategic Agreement with GE to Boost Power Grid

Iraq’s Oil Ministry said on Sunday it had signed a long-term “strategic framework agreement” with General Electric which comprised several projects …

You won’t recognize the new world of digital payments without this report

The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.<p>But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate the need to carry …

FinTech

A digital crack in banking’s business model

Low-cost attackers are targeting customers in lucrative parts of the sector.<p><b>The rise of digital innovators</b> in financial services presents a …

Banking

Nearly 1 out of 2 Indians haven't heard about Apple

Apple has one of the strongest brands in the world, but there are still countries where the glowing apple logo is not quite ubiquitous yet.<p>India is one of them. Nearly half of Indians are unaware of the iPhone, according to a research note by Morgan Stanley's Kate Huberty and team. From the …

Morgan Stanley

Wall Street pay has crashed, and now things are getting worse

Revenues are plummeting, banks are cutting swathes of staff, and now regulators are taking steps that could mean that bank executives have to wait even longer to get their bonus.<p>Federal regulators on Thursday proposed new rules that would allow companies up to seven years to claw back executive …

Wall Street

Here's Why Shares of Coca-Cola Are Sliding

Coca-Cola kicked off 2016 with results that should easily please Wall Street observers. The beverage giant’s first-quarter sales and profits exceeded …

What is El Niño and how does it affect global crop yields?

<i>John Burn-Murdoch</i><p>The 2015-16 El Niño episode has been either <i>the most</i> or one of the most intense on record, depending on which measure you use.<p>Going …

The rise of the social entrepreneur

I did not know much about social entrepreneurship before I started my MBA. Throughout the programme, however, I have learnt more about the exciting …

Entrepreneurship

President Obama Will Talk About the Economy With Janet Yellen Today

President Barack Obama will meet with U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday to discuss the economy and Wall Street reform, the White …

'Sticky price inflation' is at a post-financial crisis high

Are interest rates headed higher?<p>If you believe Janet Yellen's ad nauseam promises that the Federal Reserve's decision to increase interest rates is totally "data dependent," then you should expect interest rates to move higher.<p>I say that because of the following two charts, which point toward an …