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Economic recap: Week to August 6

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 9 AUG 2021
At the conclusion of its August board meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced its decision to: maintain the cash rate target at 10 basis points and the interest rate on Exchange Settlement balances of 0% maintain the target of 10 basis ...

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

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 28 JUN 2021
... month. The annual rate of core inflation turned into a positive 0.1% from April's minus 0.1% rate. Still, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) remains optimistic, noting in its 17-18 June meeting that: "Although the level of Japan's economic activity, mainly ...

Chief economist update: Deflated expectations lift deflation expectations

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 10 JUN 2021
... many, 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 ...

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 ...

ETP demand soars, unlisted unit trusts retract

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 13 APR 2021
The exchange-traded products market skyrocketed 149% to $95 billion in the three years to December 2020, new research finds. Rainmaker's latest research predicts that ETPs will eclipse the unlisted unit trust market in another three to five years. ...

Chief economist update: Fourth wave threatens Olympics, growth outlook

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 8 APR 2021
... over 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
It won't be long now until cherry blossoms start blooming in Japan. But just like these blossoms' short-lived wonder, the Land of the Rising Sun's economic recovery through various crises going back to the late 1980s-early 1990s proved to ...

Chief economist update: Fed fights back bond bears

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 1 MAR 2021
... Bank's (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 ...

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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