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Little pay, little spend

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 FEB 2017
... bad in recent times. The latest stats on wages belong to the not so good ones, particularly with respect to the Bank of Japan's goal of reviving inflation in the economy. Average monthly cash earnings in the country increased by a mere 0.1% in the year ...

Trump's tweets and deeds

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 6 FEB 2017
The times they are a-changin'. Three major central banks - the Bank of Japan (BOJ), the US Federal Reserve (Fed) and the Bank of England (BOE) - one day after another last week but did many give a hoot? Sure, it was hardly news because all three kept ...

Three for three

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 3 FEB 2017
... central banks met this week - all three kept monetary policy unchanged, all three expect better growth ahead. The Bank of Japan (BOJ) was first off the bat. The Japanese central bank decided to keep policy settings as they are at the conclusion of its ...

Sunrise sunset

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 31 JAN 2017
Markets don't expect the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to alter monetary policy settings after it concludes its 30-31 January meeting. Just as well for indications remain ambivalent. Sunrise. Manufacturing activity expansion accelerates. The Nikkei Japan flash ...

Machineries not in order

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 17 JAN 2017
... and the manufacturing sector, and capital investment in them - one that's also indicated by the improvement in the Bank of Japan's Tankan survey that showed the index of large manufacturers rose to a reading of plus 10 in the December quarter from plus ...

A$ drop brings good cheers

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 23 DEC 2016
... domestic economy needs to get it out of the third quarter funk. The exact same thing the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan are trying to engineer with their own legal tenders. A trip down memory lane shows how the dollar-A's depreciation deflected ...

Economic Wrap

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 DEC 2016
... an improvement from the previous month's 26 reading. Japan monetary policy decision As was widely expected, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept its benchmark interest rates unchanged minus 0.1% at its 20 December meeting. The Japanese central bank also maintained ...

Economic Wrap

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 8 DEC 2016
... exchange reserves peaked at US$3.993 trillion in June 2014. Japan cash earnings Latest wages data suggest that the Bank of Japan's fight against deflation - headline CPI rate up 0.1% in the year to October; core rate down by 0.4% -- is far from over. ...

Trump protectionism protects not the emerging markets

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 28 NOV 2016
... brings to the US Federal Reserve - onwards towards policy normalisation - and the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan - succour to their quest for a lower exchange rate that would boost growth and inflation. But it's not all hunky-dory. Trump's ...

Trump's helping hand

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 21 NOV 2016
... appreciation over the past two weeks should help contain inflation -- the same US dollar strength that's also aiding the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and the European Central Bank's (ECB) quest towards faster growth and higher inflation. The euro is down 2.6% ...