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Japan needs trade peace with the US

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 8 JUN 2018
It must be because Bank of Japan (BOJ) policy exit speculations have died down or that Japan's response to Donald Trump's tariff increases has been less confrontational than China, the EU or even Canada but Japan had rarely been on headlines in recent ...

Chief economist update: A US dollar story

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 22 MAY 2018
... sparked speculations of policy exits in their respective central banks. Perhaps, this time is different with the Bank of Japan (BOJ) recently removing its target time-frame for the achievement of its 2% inflation target and the European Central Bank ...

Chief economist update: Onwards and downwards to a recession?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 17 MAY 2018
... reasoning behind the BOJ's recent decision to delete the expected timing of when it would achieve its inflation objective. As BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda explained the reason for eliminating the target date, at his post-meeting conference after ...

Chief economist update: Fed's on target, BOJ takes out target

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 3 MAY 2018
... forward guided you, I and Irene at the start of 2018 remains on track. 'twas the same but different for the Bank of Japan (BOJ). Just like the Fed, the BOJ kept its monetary policy settings unchanged when the Policy Board met last on April 26. Just like ...

Chief economist update: Japan's other war

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 5 APR 2018
... Japan" products become more expensive to Americans. However, the yen's appreciation is also undermining the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) efforts at lifting inflation in the domestic economy towards its 2% target. Latest data show that Japan's core inflation ...

Chief economist update: Hostage to speculations

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 16 MAR 2018
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) faces an uphill battle in its quest to normalise monetary policy if economic and financial market agents continue to "hear what they want to hear and see what they want to see." The yen rose to its highest level since November ...

Chief economist update: The yen's on the up and up

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 16 FEB 2018
... and is the slowest growth rate in two years. Certainly, this should temper lingering speculations that the Bank of Japan (BOJ) would taper its policy stimulus measures - one that has continued to this day despite BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda stressing ...

Chief economist update: No stealth tapering, no exit strategy...yet

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 JAN 2018
... necessary to "achieve the price stability target of 2 percent" and "stays above target in a stable manner". The Bank of Japan (BOJ) couldn't be clearer on its forward guidance following the conclusion of its first Board meeting for 2018 where it kept ...

Chief economist update: ECB sees low rates for longer

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 16 JAN 2018
Echoing BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's quick push back on taper speculations, Deutsche Bundesbank president and ECB governing council member Jens Weidmann used his speech at the Ludwig-Erhard Summit in Bavaria to do the same. Like Kuroda, Weidmann's ...

Chief economist update: Bond sell bomb shell

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 JAN 2018
... deficits in the US." True that and perfectly rational, particularly given the previous day's commotion over the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) announcement that it's trimming its purchases of 10 to 25-year and 25 to 40-year JGBs by ¥10 billion each. And then ...