October 31, 2014
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Eurozone Inflation Ticks Up in October

Consumer prices rose 0.4 percent in the 18 nations that use the euro, a level still far below the offiicial target of just under 2 percent.

Japan’s Central Bank Unexpectedly Moves to Stimulate Economy

The Bank of Japan will buy larger quantities of government debt in an effort to battle deflation.

DealBook: R.B.S. Posts Profit as It Sets Aside $1.25 Billion for Legal Costs

The charges include about $640 million to cover any costs related to an investigation into the potential rigging of currency markets by six big banks.

Japan’s Central Bank Unexpectedly Eases Monetary Policy Further

The Bank of Japan said that it took the step amid concerns that a decline in oil prices could get in the way of its battle against deflation.

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Attack of the Sales Staff

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