Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda touches his face during a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo. The Bank of Japan trimmed its economic growth forecast on Wednesday but held off on offering fresh stimulus, convinced that an expected pick up in consumption will help accelerate inflation toward its 2 percent target
A man stands in quiet protest outside the War Memorial building in Trenton, New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie is being sworn in today for his second term.
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Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, delivers his address to business leaders on Wednesday in Nottingham, England. Mr Carney’s first policy speech as Bank of England governor is his chance to address investor doubts that he can keep interest rates on hold at a record low until at least late 2016. During his speech, Mr Carney said officials were ready to add stimulus if investor expectations for higher interest rates rose too far and undermined the recovery.
Mark Carney, the new Bank of England governor, walks to a Monetary Policy Committee briefing on his first day on the job at the central bank’s headquarters in London, UK.
A protester kneels in front of burning tyres in front of Luxor governorate building to protest against the newly-appointed governor, Adel Mohamed al-Khayat.
Defence personnel in Afghanistan inspect the scene following a suicide attack in Bazarak district, Panjshir province, on Wednesday. Afghan security forces killed six suicide bombers who attacked the governor’s office, officials said, in an assault in one of the most stable areas of the country