Yen watch http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32628/all en Why this week's Bank of Japan meeting matters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130213/boj-meeting-Japan-global-economy-world-leaders-G-20 <p>February&#39;s Bank of Japan (BOJ) meeting should be less action-packed than January&#39;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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130213/boj-meeting-Japan-global-economy-world-leaders-G-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> G-20 World Leaders Yen watch Debt Crisis Want to Know Global Economy Political Risk Japan Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:29:18 +0000 Katie Holliday, CNBC 5754704 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia: Don't compete through currency devaluations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130214/russia-monetary-policy-G20-global-economy-world-leaders <p><span class="inline_quotes">Russia</span> fueled the G-20 <span class="inline_asset">currency war</span> debate on Thursday, when the Russian finance minister criticized countries that are trying to stimulate their economies through currency devaluation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130214/russia-monetary-policy-G20-global-economy-world-leaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> G-20 meeting World Leaders Yen watch Debt Crisis Want to Know Global Economy Political Risk Japan Russia Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:20:31 +0000 Katy Barnato, CNBC 5755483 at http://www.globalpost.com South Korean stocks whacked as war threat looms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/global-economy/130313/south-korean-stock-decline-conflict-zones-political-risk <p><span class="inline_asset">Increasing tensions with North Korea</span>, a strengthening won versus the yen and weak economic growth &mdash; things are not looking great for South Korean equities, the second worst performing stock market in Asia this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/global-economy/130313/south-korean-stock-decline-conflict-zones-political-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North Korea watch Taiwan won World Leaders Yen watch Conflict Zones Want to Know Europe Global Economy Political Risk Japan South Korea United States Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:41:48 +0000 Dhara Ranasinghe, CNBC 5782558 at http://www.globalpost.com