Posts Tagged ‘japan’

BoJ stays pat on QE, Kuroda eases Yen stance

by Forex Rooton July 18, 2014 8:05 am GMT
According to minutes from the Bank of Japan’s June 12-13 meeting, board members agreed that the current pace of asset purchases is having a desired effect in fuelling inflation and pulling the country out of 15-year long deflationary spiral, but with the central bank’s inflation target still far away from sight economists believe that the […]

Abe’s Falling From Grace

by Christopher Lemieuxon December 2, 2013 3:31 am GMT
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe falls from popularity grace as public support falls to 49 percent for the first time. Once supported for his Abeconomic policies and quick economic traction, Abe’s campaign to strengthen secrecy laws may limit his ability to enact further economic reforms. Criticism comes as many see the Peace Preservation Act of […]

HSBC: Exports Prove to be Weak Spot

by Christopher Lemieuxon October 26, 2013 3:58 pm GMT
Economists from HSBC Holdings Plc decided to pool their recent forecasts, and nearly everybody had a similar growth source for their region of study: exports. The outlook for export demand fell short. “Export claims are just far too optimistic,” said Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC and former UK Treasury official. Many countries and corporations were […]

15th Straight Trade Balance Deficit in a Row

by Christopher Lemieuxon October 21, 2013 5:09 am GMT
Japan sets a record 15th consecutive monthly trade deficit in September as export growth declined. According to the Japanese Finance Ministry, the growth in exports increased from a year earlier to 11.5 percent last month but slipping from 14.7 percent in August. The export figures fall below forecasts of a 16.1 increase. Imports increased .5 […]