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WBR: Japan boosts QE 31 Oct 14

October 31st, 2014

Episode 65 of 861 episodes

Japan's central bank announces a significant expansion of its monetary stimulus programme, vowing to pump even more money into the country's faltering economy. We ask whether it will be enough to win the fight against deflation, which Tokyo policy-makers have been waging for almost two decades. Plus, we gain a rare insight into the tech scene - of sorts - in North Korea with our correspondent in Seoul, Steve Evans. And, as Halloween darkness falls, we dare to venture into the eerie, gruesome, yet lucrative world of 'dark tourism'.