Samurai Descendant Turns Abe's Third Archer

Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- A descendent of a 16th century samurai general, Japan's Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy Akira Amari is on the front lines of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to revive the world's third-largest economy by overturning decades-old regulations and spurring investment. Amari is featured as a key policymaker in Bloomberg Markets' October special issue on the 50 Most Influential People in global finance. Bloomberg's Andy Sharp reports. (Source: Bloomberg)

Goldman's Careful Approach to Job Cuts
21:40 - The first "plant layoff" notice came in February: 43 people would lose their jobs. The second arrived six weeks later, increasing the cuts to 109 workers. Then a third, in April, for 146 more. And a fourth, in June: 98. Three more notices followed, including 20 dismissals announced last week. The "plant" in question -- Goldman Sachs Group. Bloomberg's Dakin Campbell has more on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
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