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  • Gold Touches Four-Year Low Friday; US Jobs Data Awaits Next Week
    (Kitco News) - Talk about a Halloween trick for bullish gold traders: the yellow metal fell to its lowest level in four years, as the U.S. dollar rose on the bank of unexpected stimulus by the Bank of Japan.
    By Kitco News.  Forbes.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:17:00 GMT.
  • FTSE up on bank news and Japan move
    The FTSE 100 rises more than 1% as investors breathed a sigh of relief over Bank of England plans for capital reserves and welcomed news of a stimulus boost from the Bank of Japan.
    BBC News.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:50:23 GMT.
  • Monetary Policy: What the Bank of Japan’s Surprise Move Means for the Global Economy
    It offers a reminder, or perhaps a warning, of just how hard it will be to get the global economy out of its deflationary funk.
    By Neil Irwin.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:58:58 GMT.
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  • Instability Fuels Panic Over IS In Tajikistan
    "Every fighter gets $5,000. Islamic State leaflets confuse the minds of Tajiks," reads a headline on the website this week, repeating a popular rumor that has spread about the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria and Iraq.
    Radio Liberty.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:46:14 +0000.
  • China makes 'biggest cash haul'
    Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.
    BBC News.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:53:19 GMT.
  • Wall St. Gets a Big Assist From Bank of Japan
    Markets jumped on Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced a fresh stimulus to bolster the country’s flagging economy.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:25:10 GMT.
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  • Most interested in self-driving cars, but safety is a concern, survey says
    When fully autonomous cars become ready to sell, consumers around the globe -- particularly in Asia -- may be ready to buy, but many of them still have concerns, according to a new survey by the University of Michigan.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:53:36 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Readout of the President’s Call to President Thein Sein of Burma
    President Obama spoke by phone with President Thein Sein of Burma to discuss his upcoming travel to Burma for the East Asia Summit and U.S.-ASEAN Summit. ...
    The White House.  The White House.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:49:53 +0000.
  • Halloween celebrations around the world
    Across Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and other countries, Halloween is celebrated with costumes, parties and the decorating of pumpkins.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:35:02 EDT.
  • China to Send Elite Army Unit to Help Fight Ebola in Liberia
    China will dispatch an elite unit from the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:18:02 -0400.

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