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ALBERT EDWARDS: Watch Japan — It's A Much Bigger Story For Markets Than The Fed

Developments in Japanese economic policy are so important, according to Edwards, in fact, that they "could accelerate the trend towards lower U.S. bond yields, whether or not the Fed tapers."<p>The Federal Reserve is considering winding down its third round of quantitative easing. When it finished the …

Economics

Philippines clashes worry investors

<b>In the Philippines, fighting between government forces and Muslim insurgents is continuing in the south of the country.</b><p>Government forces fired rockets from helicopters on Monday in an attempt to dislodge rebels who have occupied parts of the city of Zamboanga, on the island of Mindanao, for more …

Asia

Philippine city erupts despite pact with Muslim rebels

A decades-long conflict between the Philippines and Muslim rebels calmed by a recent peace deal was reignited Tuesday as national troops streamed into a port city to confront rebels using civilians as human shields.<p>Thousands of Philippines troops arrived in Zamboanga City in the far southwest of …

Japanese Stocks Are Exploding Higher After Tokyo's Victorious Bid For The Olympics

It looks like Japan is going to get another boost of public-spending fueled stimulus.<p>Over the weekend, Tokyo won its bid to host the Olympics in the summer of 2020, defeating Istanbul and Madrid.<p>The Nikkei is ripping out of the gate, with a gain of over 2.7%.<p>The yen is also weakening, as the dollar …

Japan

Japan's economic growth data revised higher

<b>Japan has revised up its growth data for the April to June quarter, adding to hopes of an economic recovery.</b><p>The economy expanded 0.9% during the period, compared to the previous three months. That translates into an annualised growth of 3.8%.<p>The initial estimate of quarter-on-quarter growth was …

Economy

Japan Is Soaring After US Market Melt-Up

The US had a "melt-up" today in the words of Mike O'Rourke of JonesTrading.<p>Here's how he described today's events in a note to clients.<p>The US equity market opened with a sense of giddiness and never looked back. The rising tide lifted all boats with all 10 sectors and 24 industry groups rallying. …

Stock Markets