Despite a slighly positive outlook, Japan is not changing course in its monetary policy. Negative interests will stay in the hopes of reviving the economy.
Central bankers around the world are puzzled by the lack of inflationary pressures despite decent economic growth. Some of them are now blaming the so-called Amazon effect for the phenomenon.
Yua Funato was repeatedly beaten and starved, but the pleading messages she left her mother and stepfather have shaken a nation that used to pride itself on the importance of family and community. Julian Ryall reports.
Japan's government has nominated Haruhiko Kuroda for a second term as central bank governor, giving the veteran finance chief more time to battle deflation and kick-start the world's third largest economy.
The Silent Film Festival in the German city of Bonn offers a fresh chance to see long-lost movies. One recently restored film from 1924, A City Without Jews, is likely to trigger some uncomfortable memories though.
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