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Chief economist update: Second wave comes to Japan
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 27 JUL 2020
... core inflation to zero from the previous two months' deflation readings of minus 0.2% each. This allowed the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to take a breather, keeping its monetary policy settings and asset purchases unchanged at its July 15 meeting while at ...
Chief economist update: BOJ takes breather on stimulus sprint
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 16 JUL 2020
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) took a breather in July, keeping its monetary policy settings and asset purchases unchanged, promising that: "For the time being, the Bank will closely monitor the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and will not hesitate ...
Chief economist update: Japan on the mend but BOJ, Abe not taking any chances
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 JUN 2020
... managers' surveys, both the services and manufacturing PMI remain in contraction (below 50). This would keep the Bank of Japan (BOJ) from achieving its 2% inflation target. Latest stats show that Japanese headline CPI inflation remained barely above ...
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.
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