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Cloudy skies in the land of the rising sun

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 9 JUN 2017
... showed 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 ...

Veteran WTW investments head departs

ALEX BURKE  |  TUESDAY, 6 JUN 2017
... WTW since 2003, having previously been an associate at McKinsey & Company and a deputy manager at the Industrial Bank of Japan. Since joining WTW, Ogai has served as managing consultant for the firm's Japanese business and leader of the Tokyo investment ...

Just what the doctor ordered

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 2 JUN 2017
... repatriated earnings (when converted into the local currency). The exact same thing the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan are trying to engineer with their own legal tenders but sans the "unconventional monetary policies" they are currently ...

No spend, no inflation

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 30 MAY 2017
... of inflation (ex- fresh food and energy) went up to 0% from -0.1%. Admittedly, all measures remain way below the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) 2% inflation target but if the economy keeps on growing "above its potential" as the central bank expects, further ...

Japan rides the virtuous cycle

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 MAY 2017
... benchmark is 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 ...

The growth-inflation divide

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 28 APR 2017
... unifying 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 ...

Japan to drive real assets globally

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 APR 2017
... has been the second biggest market for asset ETF flow in listed real estate in 2016 behind the US, and given the Bank of Japan has increased its allocation to Japanese REITs from 5% to 10% during 2016, we don't expect this trend to change any time soon. ...

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 ...

Hastings wins Japanese government mandate

ALEX BURKE  |  THURSDAY, 16 MAR 2017
... awarded an infrastructure debt mandate by the $181 billion bank owned by the Japanese government. The Development Bank of Japan, which is managed by the Japanese Minister of Finance and provides investment and loan services to domestic and international ...