TODAY’S TOP ARTICLES – 19 NOV 2014

Japan: BOJ Keeps QE Intact in Wake of Shocking GDP
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Wednesday kept its massive stimulus program intact, in the wake of data that showed the economy in recession and ahead of snap elections expected in December. (Source: CNBC)

United States: Senate Rejection of Keystone XL Measure Sets Up 2015 Showdown
Keystone XL pipeline backers came up one vote short in the Senate though vowed to try again in January when they expect to have enough support to send a bill to President Barack Obama. (Source: Bloomberg)

Greece: Greece at Odds with EU/IMF Lenders in ‘Tough’ Bailout Review
Greece is locked in tough negotiations with its foreign lenders, with “nerves stretched” on both sides, the finance minister warned on Tuesday, raising the temperature as Athens tries to exit an unpopular bailout program. (Source: Reuters).

Israel: Jerusalem Synagogue Attack Puts Israel Close to Brink
The attack at a Jerusalem synagogue, which left five Israelis killed, is escalating the violence between Israel and Palestine. Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed to “respond harshly” to the attacks. (Source: The Guardian)

Europe: ECB Entering ‘Very Dangerous Territory’ Warns S&P
The European Central Bank’s plans for €1 trillion of monetary stimulus is fraught with risk and is likely to fail without full-blown bond purchases, Standard & Poor’s has warned. (Source: The Telegraph)

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