Will Japan's Surprise Move Start a Currency War with Europe?

The Bank of Japan’s decision to accelerate asset purchases as the Fed is backing off means a strong dollar is likely here to stay, says Morningstar’s Bob Johnson

Jeremy Glaser 4 November, 2014 | 1:46PM
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Jeremy Glaser: For Morningstar, I'm Jeremy Glaser. We thought the big central bank news this week would be from the FOMC, but it turns out the Bank of Japan surprised markets with a large, new quantitative-easing programme. I'm here with Bob Johnson--he's our director of economic analysis--to look at this programme and see how it could impact Japan and global markets. Bob, thanks for joining me.

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Jeremy Glaser  is markets editor for Morningstar.com, the sister site of Morningstar.co.uk.