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Japan shares soar, yen skids after BOJ stuns with new easing steps

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TOKYO - Japanese stocks soared 4.8 percent to their highest close since November 2007 and the yen skidded to near seven-year lows against the dollar on Friday, after the Bank of Japan surprised markets with fresh easing steps it called a pre-emptive move to stoke inflation.

Yen sinks to seven-year low after BOJ tricks and treats investors

TOKYO - The yen tumbled to its lowest level in almost seven years against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan shocked markets by unexpectedly easing policy further, citing mounting risks it would miss its inflation goal.

Japan 6:49am GMT

St James's Place outperforms as FTSE stages late rally

LONDON - Britain's top equity index staged a late rally on Thursday to recover from losses earlier in the day, with wealth management group St James's Place outperforming after strong results.

30 Oct 2014

Dollar surges as Fed ends third-quarter on hawkish note

NEW YORK - The dollar surged to a three-week high and government bond yields rose on Thursday, one day after the U.S. Federal Reserve took a more hawkish tone in its assessment of the economy as it announced the end of its six-year bond-buying programme.

30 Oct 2014

Sterling recovers some ground as dollar rally runs out of steam

LONDON - Sterling recovered ground against the dollar on Thursday, as the greenback paused for breath after rallying on a Federal Reserve statement that was more confident than expected.

30 Oct 2014
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