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Economic Views

20NOV 2019

Infographic: A snapshot of the world economy in November 2019

This month's infographic looks at the outlook for US company profits and the lessons we can learn from Japan's government spending in the 1990s.

2019

OCTOBER

01OCT 2019

Economic Views

How will today's consumption tax rise affect Japan's economy?

In a weak global environment, the tax increase underlines Japan’s long-term fiscal challenges.

SEPTEMBER

19SEP 2019

Economic Views

Japan prepares for kick-off (of monetary easing)

Ahead of the start of the Rugby World Cup in Japan tomorrow, the country’s central bank opted to stay on the touchline following its developed market peers’ recent easing moves.

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.

APRIL

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.