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Economic Views

09AUG 2019

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.

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.

2018

DECEMBER

07DEC 2018

Equities

Outlook 2019: Japanese equities

Japanese companies continue to respond positively to the improving domestic conditions as they begin to regain some pricing power after almost two decades of deflation.

NOVEMBER

14NOV 2018

Economic Views

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

Economic Views

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