Asian stocks are slightly higher, and the Bank of Japan is struggling bears on bonds The Bank of Japan is under heavy pressure while defending the yield policy The BoJ’s surrender could lift the yen, hurting global bonds More profits to come, many central bank speakers SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Monday as investors waited anxiously to see if the Bank of Japan (BOJ) would defend its … Read more

Spot supply: US consumer prices fall in December

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. consumer prices unexpectedly fell for the first time in more than two-and-a-half years in December amid falling prices for gasoline and other commodities, suggesting that inflation is now on a sustained downward trend. The Labor Department said Thursday that its consumer price index fell 0.1% last month, after rising 0.1% … Read more