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Economics

16MAR 2017

Dovish rate rise from the Fed while BoE and BoJ stand pat

Global central bank roundup: while the Federal Reserve moves towards normalisation of interest rates, it appears to remain a remote prospect for Japan and the UK.

2017

FEBRUARY

14FEB 2017

Markets

Abe-Trump meeting positive for Japan

The meeting between the Japanese and US leaders was more amicable than many expected, leaving the serious battles to be fought another day.

2016

DECEMBER

02DEC 2016

Markets

Outlook 2017: Japanese equities

In common with other equity markets, the outlook for Japan in 2017 has become slightly more complicated following the US presidential election.

SEPTEMBER

21SEP 2016

Economics

No BoJ rate cut, but new policies brought in to boost inflation

The BoJ move is welcome, but will the public be convinced?

09SEP 2016

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60 seconds with Keith Wade on cutting his global growth forecast

Keith Wade explains why the economics team has trimmed its forecast for global growth this year.

JULY

29JUL 2016

Economics

Bank of Japan: cupboard is bare but corporate prospects undimmed

After the Bank of Japan's latest policy decision, we look at the options left for authorities to stimulate the economy and the outlook for corporate earnings.

22JUL 2016

Markets

Paying to lend? The failure of negative interest rate policy

We look at the economic and market impact of negative interest rate policy and where policymakers might head next.

JUNE

21JUN 2016

Markets

Investing in the future: Japan's focus on sustainability

Japanese companies are increasingly thinking long term in order to thrive and grow in the future.