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October 29, 2015

Asia
The Economics of Asia

Experts discuss the economics of Asia in the context of the U.S.-Japan relationship.

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October 31, 2014

Europe
Three Central Banks

Today’s central bank news tells us a lot about the risks and rewards of proactive central banking. The Bank of Japan (BoJ) surprised me (and nearly everyone else ) with a dramatic expansion of its u…

December 17, 2014

Japan
Abe’s Stronger Mandate

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a fresh electoral mandate to implement structural reforms but many of his intended changes will require the transformation of Japanese society, says CFR’s Sheila Smith…

January 21, 2015

Global
Falling Oil Prices, Europe's Quantitative Easing, Nervous Markets: The Global Economy at the Start of 2015

Nomura Securities' Lewis Alexander, LSE's Philippe Legrain, and CFR's Michael A. Levi, join CFR's Sebastian Mallaby, to discuss the global economy in 2015. The panel discusses oil prices, quantitativ…

December 1, 2014

United States
Former Central Bankers on the Federal Reserve and Financial Stability

Arminio Fraga, former president at the Central Bank of Brazil, Jacob A. Frenkel, former governor at the Bank of Israel, Philipp Hildebrand, former chairman at the Swiss National Bank, and CFR Disting…

December 1, 2014

United States
Former Central Bankers on the Federal Reserve and Financial Stability

Arminio Fraga, former president at the Central Bank of Brazil, Jacob A. Frenkel, former governor at the Bank of Israel, Philipp Hildebrand, former chairman at the Swiss National Bank, and CFR Disting…

April 5, 2013

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of April 5, 2013

Sharone Tobias and Will Piekos look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Japan gets aggressive on deflation. The Bank of Japan surprised investors Thursday by unveiling aggressive easy-mone…

A man walks past an electronic board showing the graphs of exchange rates between the Japanese yen, the U.S. dollar and Euro outside a brokerage in Tokyo on April 4, 2013. (Courtesy Reuters/Yuya Shino)

February 25, 2013

Trade
Post-Summit Decisions for Prime Minister Abe

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, returned to Tokyo this weekend after his first summit meeting in Washington with President Barack Obama. Post-summit, Abe faces two important economic decisions. T…

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe participates in a media conference at a Washington hotel

May 7, 2014

Global
Global Economy Continues to Strengthen, but Concerns Remain

Lewis Alexander of Nomura Securities, Dartmouth's Peter Fisher, and Vincent Reinhart of Morgan Stanley sit down with CFR's Sebastian Mallaby to provide an overview of the current state of the world e…