The Japan election could have consequences for the future leadership of the Bank of Japan and the country’s impact on global interest rate trends.
How much might the fiscal cliff disrupt the economy? Improving trends in the U.S. private sector — from housing prices to consumer confidence — contrast with the possible negative effects on growth as the public sector moves toward fiscal consolidation. This recording has been edited from its original format.
Developments in European sovereign debt markets have taken a significant turn recently, and the risk that the crisis could affect financial markets has increased.