Interest Rate Raised to 17% in Russia – New York Times


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Interest Rate Raised to 17% in Russia
New York Times
MOSCOW — Russia has a new enemy: the currency markets. Russia's government is in the middle of an all-out fight to preserve the value of the ruble in the face of plummeting oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. In the boldest move yet to …
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Japan’s Large Manufacturers’ Sentiment Sags in Challenge for Abe – Businessweek


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Japan's Large Manufacturers' Sentiment Sags in Challenge for Abe
Businessweek
Confidence of Japan's large manufacturers declined in the fourth quarter as a recession offset a boost from a weaker yen, underlining the economic challenges facing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his election win. The Tankan's big manufacturer index …
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