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16OCT 2019

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2019

AUGUST

09AUG 2019

Economic Views

Two challenges remain for Bank of Japan despite stronger-than-expected GDP

Second quarter GDP growth shows improved domestic demand but further easing measures from the central bank look likely.

JULY

30JUL 2019

Economic Views

Bank of Japan officially enters the currency wars

The Bank of Japan’s stance at its July meeting is aimed at stopping the yen appreciating.

MAY

20MAY 2019

Economic Views

Japan springs growth surprise to allay recession fears

However, the Q1 GDP report masks very weak domestic demand.

25APR 2019

Economic Views

Central banks of Japan and Canada join the dovish camp

Both the Bank of Japan and Bank of Canada left interest rates on hold, as expected, while tweaks to guidance imply a more accommodative stance.

FEBRUARY

14FEB 2019

Economic Views

Germany and Japan avoid recession but weaker global trade bites

Domestic demand improved in both economies at the end of 2018 but trade concerns persist.