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Not showing: inflation

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 24 JUL 2017
... problem is not measured inflation per se, but what low inflation does to inflation expectations. Just ask the Bank of Japan (BOJ) - it has kept monetary policy unchanged at its Board meeting last week but more importantly, it has pushed back the timing ...

Hawkish central banks? Not the BOJ

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 7 JUL 2017
... bonds up 31 bps and UK gilts up 28 bps - Japanese JGBs of the same maturity increased by a mere four bps over the same period. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's silence may have helped. The last time Kuroda spoke was after the Japanese central bank's 15-16 ...

Stronger growth sans inflation

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 4 JUL 2017
... expansion. This better than market expectations for a dip to 49.5 and the best reading since March this year. In Japan, the BOJ's quarterly Tankan survey - a measure of business confidence - showed the index for large manufacturers rose to a better than ...

Central Banks fail to disappoint

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 JUN 2017
... Not that anyone has to be reminded about this truism of course. The world's four major central banks - the Fed, the ECB, the BOJ and the BOE - and the RBA met over the past forthnight and not a single one failed market expectations. Perhaps, the central ...

Cloudy skies in the land of the rising sun

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 9 JUN 2017
... no growth in the year to April after falling by 0.3% in the previous month. This would be a concern for the Bank of Japan (BOJ) because weak wages growth translates to slower consumption that, in turn, puts downward pressure on inflation - headline 0.4% ...

No spend, no inflation

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 30 MAY 2017
In its 'Summary of Opinions at the Monetary Policy Meeting on April 26 and 27, 2017', released on the 10th of May, the BOJ no longer spoke of an economic "recovery", instead it talked about an economic "expansion" - the most optimistic the BOJ had been ...

Japan rides the virtuous cycle

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 MAY 2017
... tilted heavily towards exporters). The stronger momentum in Japanese equities is, perhaps, explained by the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) growing optimism over the country's economic outlook. In its 'Summary of Opinions at the Monetary Policy Meeting on April ...

The growth-inflation divide

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 28 APR 2017
... message from three of the world's major central banks that met over the past 24 hours. As widely expected, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept monetary policy settings unchanged - discount rate at -0.1%; 10-year JGB yield target at 0%; asset purchases at an ...

Japanese businesses have sunnier mood

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 APR 2017
The Bank of Japan's (BOJ) Tankan survey showed that the large manufacturers' sentiment index increased to a reading of plus 12 in the March quarter from the December quarter's plus 10 reading. While this is lower than market expectations for an increase ...

Less than expected but good

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 23 MAR 2017
Japan's latest trade stat indicates that the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) optimism, noted in its March monetary policy statement that, "Exports are expected to follow a moderate increasing trend on the back of an improvement in overseas economies" is perhaps ...