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Topic - Bank Of Japan
Market indexes drifted lower in Wednesday trading, even as a deal for a tire company and an IPO launched some stocks higher.
Renewed concerns about central banks easing off their efforts to support the global economy weighed on the U.S. stock market Tuesday. Indexes were slightly lower in afternoon trading.
Financial markets around the world were roiled Thursday after Japanese stocks suffered their biggest slide since the country was hit by a devastating tsunami more than two years ago.
Gold's rise seemed unstoppable at one point, but millions of fanatics got a jolt last month when the market posted its biggest collapse in 30 years, including a 9 percent one-day drop to less than $1,400 on April 15.
This week, Ben S. Bernanke announced that the Federal Reserve would continue its misguided quest to ease our financial woes with purchases of $85 billion per month in mortgage-backed securities and Treasuries.
Chairman Ben S. Bernanke is rejecting arguments that the Federal Reserve's bold moves to bolster U.S. job growth could have unwanted consequences in emerging market countries.
Japan's government called for global action to calm currency markets Thursday as it took bold measures to help Japanese companies trying to recover from the March 11 disasters and a rising yen.
Stronger than expected U.S. jobs figures helped stocks rally Thursday and helped investors brush off interest rate increases in China and Europe.
Japan's economy has shrunk over the past six months and might not recover until autumn because of declines in consumer spending, factory output and exports in wake of the tsunami and nuclear crisis.
Fears that Japan might start dumping some of its vast holdings of U.S. Treasury bonds to pay for earthquake reconstruction have eased in financial markets.
Japan's central bank injected a record 7 trillion yen ($85.5 billion) into money markets, and the Tokyo stock market nosedived Monday on the first business day since an earthquake and tsunami devastated the country's northeast and raised dire worries about the economy.
Ultimately, when VIPs go home and the November election dust settles, the Obama administration could face stark, bilateral decisions on international fiscal and monetary policies as the economy continues to sputter.
Stocks are opening higher following gains in world markets after the central bank of Japan moved to weaken the yen.
Stocks surged to their highest level in five months Tuesday after a measure of the most important driver of the U.S. economy surged ahead in September, a hopeful sign for the country's main source of employment.