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Chief economist update: Coronavirus threatens Tokyo Olympics
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 7 FEB 2020
... likelihood that Japan's Olympic hopes will be dashed - the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is set to commence on July 24. A Bank of Japan (BOJ) study, titled Economic Impact of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games , proclaimed that: "The government's target of 20 ...
Chief economist update: A busy 2020 for Abe, BOJ
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 14 JAN 2020
The world economy would advance by 2.5% this year, a tad stronger than the "post-crisis low" of 2.4% estimated for 2019. This is the World Bank's prediction contained in its January 2020 'Global Economic Prospects' report, noting that: "While ...
Chief economist update: Stock rally heralds 2020 cheer
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 19 DEC 2019
... England (BOE) maintained its accommodative stance and the government pledged increased fiscal stimulus and the Bank of Japan (BOJ) may have done nothing all year but it promised to act (if it becomes necessary). Even our very own Reserve Bank of Australia ...
Chief economist update: Weaker yen strengthening Japan
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 28 NOV 2019
... underwriting improved growth in the Japanese economy, the yen's depreciation should help in the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) efforts to bring inflation up to its 2% target. Look ma, no hands! "Merkurisumasu, soshite, akemashite omedet?!" It's a ...
Chief economist update: Santa Claus is coming to town
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 NOV 2019
... expected to implement increased policy stimulus measures. Central banks have indeed raised policy stimulation - in words (BOJ, BOE) and in deed (Fed, ECB, PBOC and RBA) - and the recent positive turn of events - US-China trade deal, the UK could finally ...
Chief economist update: The yen to dictate if BOJ turns words into action
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 7 NOV 2019
... louder than words." That may be so but it appears that this generally accepted truism does not apply to the Bank of Japan (BOJ). The Japanese central bank has kept monetary on hold since it introduced quantitative and qualitative easing (QQE) with negative ...
Chief economist update: Brexit uncertainty is not all that bad
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 OCT 2019
... has taken its deposit facility rate further into the negative and is re-starting QE in November; and, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) vowing to use all tools at its disposal to ease monetary policy. The BOE is the only major central bank that's engaged in ...
Chief economist update: Japan tightens fiscal policy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 11 OCT 2019
... month of contraction in the sector. Likewise, while it came in better than market expectations, the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) Tankan index - a measure of business confidence - for big manufacturers fall from a reading of +7 in the June quarter to +5 ...
Chief economist update: The BOJ needs to run faster to stay in the running
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 23 SEP 2019
... Carroll's 'Through the Looking-Glass' The "Red Queen" in the novel should have been giving this advice to Bank of Japan (BOJ) governor Haruhiko Kuroda san, instead of Alice. But nah. The BOJ kept monetary policy settings as they were - the ...
Chief economist update: The hazard of being a safe haven
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 AUG 2019
... "Land of the Rising Sun" had been absent from the headlines. The last headline news out of Japan was when the Bank of Japan (BOJ) conducted its monetary policy meeting on July 30, deciding to keep the status quo - interest rate at -0.1% and 10-year government ...
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