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Economics

25MAR 2019

Savings behaviour in a low rate world: what can we learn from Japan?

We examine whether Japanese households have taken on more risk in search of higher returns, and consider the implications for other developed markets.

Markets

07DEC 2018

2018

NOVEMBER

14NOV 2018

Economics

Natural disasters hit Japanese growth

Japan's stop-start year continues with weakness seen across the board over the third quarter amid a series of natural disasters.

OCTOBER

31OCT 2018

Economics

Bank of Japan stands firm amid concern over side effects of easing

The Japanese central bank held fire on monetary policy changes at its October meeting as it downgraded the inflation outlook yet again

25OCT 2018

Markets

Market falls: cause for alarm or calm?

It’s been a torrid period for stock markets recently. We examine what’s been happening and find out why some investors think it could be a time of opportunity.

24OCT 2018

Economics

Womenomics: Is Japan’s economy lacking women?

Japan’s impressive labour market data masks the low number of women employed or actively looking for work, known as the participation rate. We look at what might happen as this number rises.

24OCT 2018

Markets

Our multi-asset views for October 2018

Our asset allocation views this month include an upgrade to equities overall, and also specifically in Japan.

SEPTEMBER

18SEP 2018

Economics

Japan PM poised to cement his position

Quickview: We see a more hawkish monetary policy stance as one implication of a Shinzo Abe leadership election win.

AUGUST

31AUG 2018

Markets

Summer wrap: the macro and markets news you might have missed

With no sign of a summer lull this year, here’s a brief summary of the key events from July and August that matter to investors.