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Trump Administration Slaps Iran With Additional Sanctions, By Felicia Schwartz

Sanctioning of more than a dozen people, entities follows decision to certify Iran’s compliance with nuclear deal WASHINGTON—The Trump administration on Tuesday leveled more sanctions against Iran, targeting its elite military unit and ballistic missile program in a move that heightened tensions between the two countries and raised new questions …

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Monetary Policy in Japan Has a New Problem: Amazon Japan’s economy is expanding but inflation is still weak, partly thanks to price competition from e-commerce companies, by Megumi Fujikawa

TOKYO—Japan thought it was on track to beat deflation. Then came the Amazon effect. The country’s retailers have been cutting prices in response to the rise of online rivals like Amazon.com Inc., disrupting what had seemed like perfect conditions for Japan to get the stable dose of inflation it has long been looking …

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Japan Central Bank’s ETF Shopping Spree Is Becoming a Worry, by Masahiro and Toru Fujioka

Some officials at the Bank of Japan are increasingly concerned about the sustainability of the BOJ’s purchases of exchange-traded funds, according to people familiar with discussions at the central bank. But the chances of any change at this week’s policy meeting are low, they said, with no need for an immediate …

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