DIARY-Top Economic Events to April 27

TOKYO - Bank of Japan starts its two-day monetary policy meeting (to March 16). THURSDAY, MARCH 16 LONDON - Bank of England rate decision and publication of its meeting minutes. BERN - Swiss National Bank monetary policy assessment. OSLO - Norway Central ... ( read original story ...)

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Man suspected in murder of elderly Nagoya couple surrenders to police

AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police have arrested a 42-year-old man in the killing of an elderly couple in their residence in Nagoya last week, reports TBS News (Mar. 6). On Saturday evening, Hiroshi Matsui surrendered to police over the killing of ... ( read original story ...)

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2011 Japan Earthquake – Tsunami Fast Facts

(CNN) -- Here's a look at the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March of 2011. March 11, 2011 - At 2:46 p.m., a 9.1 magnitude earthquake takes place 231 miles northeast of Tokyo at a depth of 15.2 miles. The earthquake causes a tsunami with 30 ... ( read original story ...)

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Earthquake Smarts

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