The Japanese yen fell to a four-year low against the dollar - with a buck buying more than 100 yen. That sent the Nikkei to its highest level since 2008. Exporters are poised to reap the benefits of a weaker currency.
After a diplomatic ice age that has lasted a few years, China and Japan are warming to one another again. Japan is also making deals with India. These are signs of a changed paradigm in Asia, DW's Frank Sieren writes.
The shouts of a tuna buyers and sellers kicked off trading Thursday at Tokyo's new fish market, days after the world-famous Tsukiji market was shut down following 83 years in operation.
Tumbling emerging market currencies, including the Russian ruble, have caused Moscow to publicly wish for the "demise" of the greenback from global finance. Lars Halter examines how realistic such a wish actually is.
Emerging market economies and their currencies have come under severe stress in recent weeks, as rising US interest rates and trade fears prompt investors worldwide to shun their assets and move money to the US.
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