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BOJ says low rates hurting banks but woes won’t ease post-stimulus, By Leika Kihara and Sumio Ito

TOKYO (Reuters) – Prolonged ultra-easy monetary policy is weighing heavily on Japanese bank profits but financial institutions should not expect business conditions to brighten dramatically even after the central bank raises interest rates, a senior Bank of Japan official said. Many regional banks could suffer losses in the long run …

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Americas roundup: Dollar gains as strong U.S. consumer, business spending bolster growth picture,U.S. stocks close lower, Gold firms, Oil inches higher ahead of christmas holiday weekend-december 23rd 2017

Americas roundup: Dollar gains as strong U.S. consumer, business spending bolster growth picture,U.S. stocks close lower, Gold firms, Oil inches higher ahead of christmas holiday weekend-december 23rd 2017 Market Roundup • US Nov Personal Consumption Real MM, 0.4%, 0.1% previous, 0.0% revised. • US Nov Personal Income MM, 0.3%, 0.4% …

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Asia roundup: Aussie hits fresh 1-1/2 month high on robust iron ore prices, Gold stabilizes above $1,260 mark, Asian markets slightly up -friday, December 22, 2017

Asia roundup: Aussie hits fresh 1-1/2 month high on robust iron ore prices, Gold stabilizes above $1,260 mark, Asian markets slightly up -friday, December 22, 2017 Market Roundup   Catalan separatists win election in rebuke to Spain and EU. U.S. Congress votes to avert shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill. …

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Americas roundup: Dollar drifts higher on U.S. data, tax plan, Wall street ends higher, Gold holds steady, Oil little changed despite planned restart of UK North Sea pipe-december 22nd 2017

Americas roundup: Dollar drifts higher on U.S. data, tax plan, Wall street ends higher, Gold holds steady, Oil little changed despite planned restart of UK North Sea pipe-december 22nd 2017 Market Roundup • US Q3 GDP Final, 3.2%, 3.3% forecast, 3.3% previous. • US Q3 GDP Deflator Final, 2.1%, 2.1% …

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5 things to know today in Asia

Bitcoin enters a bear market (really!), the U.S. government averts a shutdown — for now, and India’s bond rout is just getting started. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about. (Bloomberg)-Bitcoin tumbled below $15,000 Thursday in U.S. trading, technically entering a bear market after sliding more than 20 percent from its record high. …

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Americas roundup: Dollar weakens as U.S. tax bill seen having limited impact, Wall street ends little changed, Oil edges up on fall in U.S. Crude stocks, North Sea outage supports prices-december 21st 2017

Americas roundup: Dollar weakens as U.S. tax bill seen having limited impact, Wall street ends little changed, Oil edges up on fall in U.S. Crude stocks, North Sea outage supports prices-december 21st 2017 Market Roundup • US Nov Existing Home Sales % Change, 5.6%, 0.6% forecast, 2.0% previous, 2.4% revised. …

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Asia roundup: Kiwi falls as current account, trade balance data miss expectations; Gold slightly up, Asian markets flat -wednesday, December 20, 2017

Asia roundup: Kiwi falls as current account, trade balance data miss expectations; Gold slightly up, Asian markets flat -wednesday, December 20, 2017   Market Roundup   NZ Q3 Current Account – Qtrly, -4.679B, forecast -4.290B, -0.618B last. NZ Nov Trade Balance, -1.193.0M, -871.0M last, -843.0M revised. U.S. House OKs tax …

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