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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?!" ...
Chief economist update: The yen to dictate if BOJ turns words into action
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 7 NOV 2019
... speak 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 ...
Chief economist update: Brexit uncertainty is not all that bad
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 OCT 2019
... (ECB) 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 ...
Chief economist update: Japan tightens fiscal policy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 11 OCT 2019
Just as the clamour among central banks for fiscal policy aid continue to grow - recently supported by prescriptions from international institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB), the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ...
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