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Central banks push, but commodities slide

Posted on 24 September 2012

Not to be left out, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) this week announced its own new version of monetary stimulus, although the move is relatively mild compared to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s QE3. The BoJ is increasing current asset purchases from 45 trillion yen to just 55 trillion yen (an increase equal to about $127 billion dollars).
Japan’s central bank is attempting to decrease the value of the yen, which has been rising since March. Unfortunately for Japanese exporters, the effect so far has been fleeting. In the first chart, you can see the overnight reaction to the easing announcement………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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