BOJ Chief Faces Dwindling Options

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Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda once awed the markets. Now he looks like just another central banker running out of options.

Renault Faces Cash Call In Russia

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Renault said net profit jumped in 2015 as a stronger European car market helped counter steep losses at the French auto-maker’s Russian unit, which warned it would need a bailout to ward off potential bankruptcy.

Large Increase in Debt Held by Those Over 50

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Americans in their 50s, 60s and 70s are carrying unprecedented amounts of debt, a shift that reflects both the aging of the baby boomer generation and their greater likelihood of retaining debt than previous generations.

Uber Executives' Trial Gets Under Way in Paris

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Uber Technologies representatives clashed with opposition lawyers over charges that two top executives incited drivers to offer illegal taxi services in France, as a two-day trial got under way.

Bank of England Eyes Ways to Open Its Cash Facilities to Islamic Banks

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The Bank of England said it is looking at ways to open its cash facilities to Islamic banks, a move that would make it the first of the world’s major central banks to offer such a service.

Deutsche Bank to Buy Back $5.4 Billion in Debt

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Deutsche Bank said it will buy back $5.4 billion of its senior unsecured debt, in a move designed to bolster investor confidence in the German lender’s liquidity and in the value of its securities.

U.S. Retail Sales Rose 0.2% in January

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American consumers increased their spending in January, a robust start to the year amid low unemployment and months of cheap gasoline.

U.S. Import Prices Fell 1.1% in January

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Prices for imported goods fell sharply in January, the latest sign that a slumping global economy and plunging oil prices are weighing on inflation in the U.S.

Google Wins U.K. Court Case Filed by Streetmap

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Alphabet’s Google has won a U.K. court case filed by online mapping company Streetmap.EU, who alleged the U.S. technology company was skewing search results in favor of its own mapping product.

Rolls-Royce Cuts Dividend as Profit Falls

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Rolls-Royce has slashed its full-year dividend 39%, the first cut in its shareholder payment since 1992, though investors embraced the lack of further bad news prompting shares to rise more than 12%.

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