European Stocks Rise on Corporate Earnings.
Asia Loses Top Two Central Bankers As Shirakawa Quits, Zhou Prepares to Retire.
Japan Consumer Prices Fall Puts BoJ Under Further Stimulus Pressures.
“Japan’s deputy prime minister has retracted his suggestion that old people should “hurry up and die” rather than have their live-saving treatment funded by the taxpayer.”
“The International Monetary Fund has slashed its growth forecast for the UK by more than any other major global economy apart from Japan only days before the release of Britain’s official gross domestic product figures.”
“Beijing has accused US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of being “ignorant and irresponsible” over her remarks on the long-running stand-off between China and Japan over the ownership of a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea.”