Japan Economy on `Gradual Upward Trend': Devalier

Dec. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Izumi Devalier, a Japan economist at HSBC Holdings Plc in Hong Kong, talks about Japan's economy, government and central bank policies. Sentiment among large Japanese manufacturers rose to the highest level since 2007 as a sliding yen aids Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to catapult the nation out of a 15-year deflationary malaise. Devalier speaks with Mia Saini on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)

Outlook for Russian Ruble Isn't Bad: Morgan Stanley
16:19 - Hans Redeker, managing director and head of global FX strategy at Morgan Stanley, discusses the impact of geopolitics on the ruble and the euro. He speaks to Bloomberg's Anna Edwards on "Countdown." (Source: Bloomberg)
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