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Japan MOF's Asakawa: to actively engage in G20 debate on cryptocurrencies

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TOKYO Japan's top financial diplomat Masatsugu Asakawa said on Thursday that G20 finance leaders would raise the issue of cryptocurrencies at their meeting in Buenos Aires in March.

Japan PM's adviser says BOJ should consider buying foreign bonds

TOKYO The Bank of Japan should consider buying foreign bonds as part of efforts to reflate the economy during Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's second term at the central bank helm, an economic adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.

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U.S. Treasury official slams China's 'non-market behavior'

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury's top diplomat ramped up his criticisms of China's economic policies on Wednesday, accusing Beijing of "patently non-market behavior" and saying that the United States needed stronger responses to counter it.

Feb 21 2018

U.S. Treasury official slams China's 'non-market behavior'

WASHINGTON, Feb 21 The U.S. Treasury's top diplomat ramped up his criticisms of China's economic policies on Wednesday, accusing Beijing of "patently non-market behavior" and saying that the United States needed stronger responses to counter it.

Davos, Financials Feb 21 2018

MPs launch inquiry into cryptocurrencies

LONDON Britain's cross-party Treasury Select Committee of lawmakers on Thursday said it is launching an inquiry into digital currencies, as well as the underlying distributed ledger technology.

Feb 21 2018

British lawmakers launch inquiry into cryptocurrencies

LONDON Britain's cross-party Treasury Select Committee of lawmakers on Thursday said it is launching an inquiry into digital currencies, as well as the underlying distributed ledger technology.

Feb 21 2018

British lawmakers launch inquiry into cryptocurrencies

LONDON, Feb 22 Britain's cross-party Treasury Select Committee of lawmakers on Thursday said it is launching an inquiry into digital currencies, as well as the underlying distributed ledger technology.

Feb 21 2018

DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 27

----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Feb 21 2018

DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 27

Political and General News ----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 LONDON – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent, Chief Economist Andy Haldane and Monetary Policy Committee external member Silvana Tenreyro answer questions about the central bank's February Inflation Report from Parliament's Treasury Committee – 14

Feb 20 2018

RPT-U.S. Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules

WASHINGTON, Feb 19 Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters.