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Economic recap: Week to August 6

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 9 AUG 2021
... expectations for a small 0.1% increase. Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga's administration and the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) need to something and soon. More so, given the technical revisions in Japan's inflation measure. As a result of ...

Chief economist update: Japan still waiting for the sun to rise

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 28 JUN 2021
... the 17th month in a row. Japan's inflation measures have improved slightly but remain far below the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) target. The headline inflation rate was better at minus 0.1% in the year to May from minus 0.4% in the previous month. The ...

Chief economist update: Deflated expectations lift deflation expectations

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 10 JUN 2021
... if not most, of its central bank peers - led by the Fed -- are pushing back against inflation concerns, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) cannot seem to drive growth in the country's consumer prices significantly beyond zero. In his press conference after ...

Chief economist update: Recovery flashing hot, hot, hot

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 24 MAY 2021
... whether or not these are only transient inflationary pressures - as proclaimed by most central banks (led by the Fed and ex-BOJ) - or are early signs of things to come. The answer to this would determine future monetary and fiscal policies.

Chief economist update: Japan's elusive virtuous cycle

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 6 MAY 2021
As expected, the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) monetary policy board decided to keep current settings unchanged at its April meeting. Ever the optimist, the BOJ summarised its view in its "Outlook for Economic Activity and Prices (April 2021)" report, saying ...

Chief economist update: Fourth wave threatens Olympics, growth outlook

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 8 APR 2021
... the past three months, Japan's average monthly cash earnings remained 0.3% in the year to February. The Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept monetary policy settings unchanged at its March meeting and despite its optimism, declared that "the current monetary ...

Chief economist update: BOJ has no plans to ease easing

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 30 MAR 2021
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept monetary policy settings at its March meeting - short-term key interest rate at minus 0.1% and the target for the 10-year Japanese government bond yield at around 0%. It also pledged that it "will continue with Quantitative ...

Chief economist update: Japan to double down on stimulus?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 15 MAR 2021
... in the year to January 2021. While an improvement from the previous month, they remain way below the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) 2.0% target. It's not surprising, therefore, that the BOJ is reported to conduct a review of its policy tools at its March ...

Chief economist update: Fed fights back bond bears

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 1 MAR 2021
... (ECB) also fighting back, announcing that it would intervene to short-circuit rising bond yields. So has the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and the Bank of Korea (BOK). BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda told Japan's parliament: "The BOJ has no intention of pushing ...

Chief economist update: Nikkei not so fine

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 9 FEB 2021
... non-compliance. This disconnect between the real economy and stockmarket pricing has led to growing criticism that the Bank of Japan (BOJ) is distorting market pricing. Forget Gamestop and Reddit, the BOJ is the bigger player that's gaming the system. ...
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