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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 ...
Chief economist update: Greater than the Great Recession of 2008
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 15 AUG 2019
... RBA (now 1%); 5.75% for the BOE (now 0.75%); 5.25% for the Fed (now 2.25%); 4.25% for the ECB (now 0%); and, 0.5% for the BOJ (now -0.1%). How much lower can they go? How long is a piece of string? Recent history proves that zero and even negative interest ...
Chief economist update: Global easing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 AUG 2019
... cut the fed funds rate by 25 basis points to 2.25% in what's speculated of a rate-cutting regime. The Bank of Japan (BOJ) persists with its quantitative and qualitative monetary easing (QQE) first, with negative interest rates, and later expanded ...
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. ...
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