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South Korean stocks whacked as war threat looms

Increasing tensions with North Korea, a strengthening won versus the yen and weak economic growth — things are not looking great for South Korean equities, the second worst performing stock market in Asia this year.

Russia: Don't compete through currency devaluations

Russia fueled the G-20 currency war debate on Thursday, when the Russian finance minister criticized countries that are trying to stimulate their economies through currency devaluation.

Why this week's Bank of Japan meeting matters

February's Bank of Japan (BOJ) meeting should be less action-packed than January's, which saw unprecedented steps to revive a weak economy. Still, the meeting is important, especially as the central bank prepares to usher in a change in its top policy makers, analysts say.
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