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Chief economist update: Japan reopens for business
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 26 MAY 2020
It was a magnificent Monday, 25 May 2020, for Japan for on this day Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared the country's state of emergency over. We salute you our Japanese brothers and sisters, for Japan has flattened its coronavirus curve despite ...
Chief economist update: BOJ expands Enhancement of Monetary Easing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 28 APR 2020
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) added another monetary policy term to our vocabulary at its March 2020 meeting - Enhancement of Monetary Easing - as it tries to limit the economic fallout from the coronavirus. It had the same label for its expanded policy initiative ...
Chief economist update: Credit ratings downgrades versus fiscal salvation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 9 APR 2020
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) acted quickly in response to the coronavirus outbreak. In an emergency meeting on March 16, the Japanese central bank announced it would buy ETFs at an annual pace of ¥12 trillion, double its J-REIT purchases to ¥180 ...
Chief economist update: The corona crash of 2020
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 13 MAR 2020
... of eligible loans. In addition, ECB banking supervision allowed banks to lower capital ratios... (Factset). The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is expected to follow its brethren when its Board meets next. Then there's the People's Bank of China and the ...
Chief economist update: Japan fails to learn from history (yet again)
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 18 FEB 2020
"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana ... and repeat the past, Japan did. Preliminary estimates show that the economy contracted by 1.6% in the last quarter of 2019 following a 0.1% growth (if you could ...
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
... levels. The Composite PMI fell to 48.6 in December as manufacturing (48.4) and services (49.4) both weakened. The Bank of Japan and the Abe government will be trying to shore up the economy this year.
China's growth to slow: PIMCO
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 JAN 2020
... with steady domestic private demand." Inflation is expected to remain subdued, within the 0.25-0.75% rage as the Bank of Japan continues with ultra-low interest rates. PIMCO said investors will have to get used to "dealing with disruption" this year ...
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
Apart from 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?!" ...
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