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Chief economist update: BOJ Tankan tanking?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 2 JUL 2019
... host country, Japan. Like all other nations on this planet, Japan has skin in the game. More so, after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) nominated "the consequences of protectionist moves and their effects" as one of the major risks to its outlook that its economy ...

Chief economist update: Expect more of the same from the BOJ

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 18 JUN 2019
... rate cuts (one, two or three for the RBA) going forward, but there are no such similar expectations for the Bank of Japan (BOJ). With the BOJ's policy rate currently at negative 0.1% and its "yield curve control" measure keeping the yield on 10-year ...

Chief economist update: BOE going the wrong way?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 11 JUN 2019
... out to the second half of 2020, from "at least through the end of 2019" - itself changed from "summer 2019". Similarly, the BOJ "forward guided" that it would "maintain the current extremely low levels of short- and long-term interest rates for an extended ...

Chief economist update: Devilish details

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 21 MAY 2019
It's still a month away, but when the policy board of the Bank of Japan (BOJ) meets to assess the state of the economy and its monetary policy response on 19-20 June, it could claim the economy is progressing as printed at its meeting in April. ...

Chief economist update: Japan becomes collateral damage in US-China trade war

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY 2019
... week, so much so it's year-to-date depreciation has turned into a 0.4% appreciation. The last time the Bank of Japan (BOJ) held its monetary policy meeting and decided to keep policy as they were on the April 25, the yen was trading at ¥111.59/US$ ...

Chief economist update: The tweet that reignited the trade war

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 7 MAY 2019
Once again, US President Donald Trump proved to the entire planet that the only thing predictable about him is his unpredictability. With just two tweets, POTUS reignited hostilities (and perhaps an escalation) of the US-China trade war, spooking financial ...

Chief economist update: Equity market rally has legs

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 16 APR 2019
... perfect example. The same thing is happening now as I write. The Fed's on pause; the ECB has just announced LTRO III; the BOJ governor has said "we'll consider easing policy"; the BOE adding "gradual pace and to a limited extent" to its forward ...

Chief economist update: Japan yearns for a weaker yen

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 APR 2019
The last time we heard some sort of policy guidance from the Bank of Japan (BOJ) was in early February this year when governor Haruhiko Kuroda was quoted as saying that: "If (currency moves) are having an impact on the economy and prices, and if we ...

Chief economist update: Japan should raise taxes another day

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 MAR 2019
... "Summary of Opinions at the Monetary Policy Meeting on March 14 and 15, 2019" contained the same optimism that the Bank of Japan (BOJ) had been telling us and itself for as long as I can remember. The same rose-tinted outlook on growth. "Japan's ...

Chief economist update: BOJ decision announced and ignored

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 MAR 2019
... the world's third biggest economy - Japan - have all been but ignored. In case you failed to notice, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) concluded a two-day monetary policy meeting not long ago - 14-15 March. Don't worry, you haven't missed much (or ...