Italian Business Confidence Rose Before Election

Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg Europe Editor David Tweed reports that Italian business confidence rose in February before the Italian election that produced a hung parliament and sent bond yields soaring. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse."

Japan Wage Growth Stagnates
18:00 - Japan’s workers barely got a pay rise in 2015, with a 0.1 percent increase in cash earnings slower than the 0.4 percent bump in 2014. Total wages in Japan haven’t risen more than 1 percent in any year since 1997 and they fell for the past four years once inflation is accounted for, the labor ministry said on Monday in Tokyo. Bloomberg’s James Mayger and UBS Head of Global Asset Allocation Mads Pedersen joined Bloomberg’s Manus Cranny and Anna Edwards on “Countdown” for further analysis.
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