A magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit 215 miles (345 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo, resulting in warnings of a possible tsunami.
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Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer of Pacific Investment Management Co., talks about Ireland's financial system.
The Financial Times reports that London-based Man Group, the world's largest publicly traded hedge fund, is said to have been looking at a $2bn drop in asset values at its flagship algorithmic-based AHL fund in the days following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear fears in Japan earlier this month.
CNBC reports that Goldman Sachs appears to be taking a hard line over staff who may wish to leave Japan following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear alert there these last 2 weeks.
Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian appeared on Bloomberg Television's 'InBusiness' with Margaret Brennan Thursday to discuss the crisis in Japan and other issues.
Naomi Fink, a Japan strategist at Jefferies & Co., talks about the impact of the March 11 earthquake and its aftermath on the country and her investment strategy.