Reports Tagged: Japan

April 22, 2022

Under mounting pressure to find ways to shore up a rapidly collapsing yen, Japanese policy officials are urging their superiors to acknowledge and speak against widening interest rate differentials with

September 08, 2021

Japanese equity markets have rallied hard on the announcement last week that Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga would not be seeking re-election as previously planned. While that rally may have seemed

June 16, 2021

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party shot down a no-confidence vote on the cabinet of Prime Minster Yoshihide Suga yesterday that was presented by the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, the

February 18, 2021

When the Bank of Japan holds its next regularly scheduled Monetary Policy Meeting on March 18 and 19, all eyes will be on the release of its long-awaited monetary policy

January 20, 2021

While the media and markets focus on the pomp and ceremony surrounding the historic transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden in Washington today, the Bank of Japan has begun

August 31, 2020

The nation of Japan was stunned by the emotional announcement on August 28 that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a fierce battle with ulcerative colitis, would be stepping down. With

February 14, 2020

Global attention on the newly dubbed “Covid-19” virus has been focused on ground zero of the epidemic in China, and on monitoring pockets of super-spreaders such as in Singapore. But

October 24, 2019

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda raised expectations last month for a new round of easing at the upcoming Monetary Policy Meeting on October 30 and 31 in vowing that

April 15, 2019

A well-respected Japanese news outlet reported over the weekend that the Bank of Japan, in its quarterly outlook report scheduled to be released on April 25, will revise its inflation

February 25, 2019

On Friday, February 22, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda met with Prime Minster Shinzo Abe. While there is nothing unusual per se about a central bank head briefing his

October 19, 2018

Bank of Japan watchers are paying especially close attention to a study paper released by the BOJ on October 1 that analyzes the impact of quantitative easing on the markets

July 23, 2018

In response to questions by reporters at this weekend’s G-20 meeting in Buenos Aires, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda insisted he knew “absolutely nothing about the basis” for reports

April 20, 2018

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been ensnared in at least four scandals over the last few months that have led to a precipitous plunge in his personal poll ratings.

February 23, 2018

Persistent strength in the Japanese Yen, especially vis a vis the US Dollar, has been frustrating the reflationists among Japan’s economic policymakers, all the more so coming on the heels of Prime

January 30, 2018

General consensus is that Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s term will be renewed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when it expires in April of this year. But that is

November 28, 2017

Speculation over the course of the Bank of Japan’s massive bond purchases and ultra-easy monetary policy next year is inevitably intertwined now with questions over the re-appointment of BOJ Governor

June 14, 2017

It’s not just the Fed and ECB grappling with tepid inflation. After years of record breaking, aggressive, monetary easing by the Bank of Japan, challenges to hitting a 2% inflation

September 15, 2016

One would be hard pressed to recall a major central bank meeting where expectations were as across the map as they are for the upcoming meeting of the Bank of

July 29, 2016

Key Takeaways: The BoJ has stayed its hand on more extensive easing measures, but it looks to be adopting a “Government first, BOJ second” policy sequence. The real policy game

July 22, 2016

Key Takeaways: Japan is not about to embark on a policy of helicopter money, meaning a permanent monetization of fiscal spending through direct central bank purchases of government bonds onto