TOKYO, May 24 - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he hopes the Bank of Japan communicates with markets more than ever and take appropriate action, such as through money market operations, to stabilise the bond market.
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Data on ENRC may have been stolen after a computer hacking attack and a domestic burglary, the miner said.
By Sam Forgione NEW YORK, May 23 - Investors in funds based in the United States poured $1.51 billion into Japanese stock funds in the latest week, marking the longest streak of weekly inflows into the funds on record, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. The latest inflows in the week ended May 22 marked the 27th straight week of cash gains into funds that hold Japanese stocks. The latest demand was for exchange-traded funds, which attracted $1.52 bil
TOKYO, May 24 - Japan's "Abenomics" economic policies are proceeding smoothly with the government determined to map out its growth strategy by midyear, Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Friday.
TOKYO, May 23 - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday that the government must always keep fiscal discipline in mind.
WASHINGTON/CHICAGO, May 23 - A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. investment banker has agreed to a five-year securities industry ban and a record fine to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that he broke rules against influence peddling to win bond underwriting business in Massachusetts.
WASHINGTON, May 23 - The International Monetary Fund has begun to rethink how it should handle bailouts for countries that run into financial trouble, with staff suggesting private-sector creditors should regularly be required to bear some of the load.
NEW YORK, May 23 (Reuters-BUYOUTS) - Barry Miller, who has been head of private equity for the New York City Pension Systems, has landed a job at Landmark Partners, a secondary firm to which the pensions recently made a sizeable commitment. The timing of Miller's move raises questions about whether the city's pensions, and pensions generally, should have stricter rules governing investment officers who wish to leave for money managers.
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