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      Abe selects Toyota adviser for Bank of Japan policy board

      Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has moved to reinforce the Bank of Japan’s fight against deflation by appointing a Toyota adviser...

    2. April 12, 2015

      Japan’s regional banks feel impact of BoJ stimulus

      Monetary stimulus is forcing Japan’s regional banks to take risk on foreign debt and equity-like securities, the sector’s...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email hereAyatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, has accused the US of distorting the...

    2. April 8, 2015

      BoJ maintains monetary policy despite missing inflation target

      The Bank of Japan has kept monetary policy on hold even as its initial two-year deadline for increasing inflation to 2 per...

    3. FT Alphaville

      April 8, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here Royal Dutch Shell is in “advanced” talks to buy BG Group for GBP46bn ($68bn), a 50...

    4. April 6, 2015

      US non-manufacturing data watched for signs of recovery slowdown

      The Bank of Japan and the Bank of England will both make policy announcements this week. In terms of data, highlights...

    5. April 2, 2015

      Corporate Japan expects inflation to slip

      Inflation expectations among Japanese companies have weakened slightly, according to one of the Bank of Japan’s favourite...

    6. The Exchange

      April 1, 2015

      Deflation is a global problem and needs collective action

      In the mid-1990s, few thought the Bank of Japan had lost control of monetary outcomes. Consensus forecasts suggested...

    7. March 29, 2015

      Splits emerge between BOJ and Japan’s policy makers

      This article is published by the FT as part of a collaboration with Nikkei that started in 2013 to provide added insight to...

    8. March 29, 2015

      World watches Japan and waits for outcome of Abenomics experiment

      We live in an era of radical economic policy experiments. The US Federal Reserve has bought trillions of dollars in assets....

    9. March 27, 2015

      An ageing population as an excuse for a Japanese currency war

      There is no more independently determined investment strategy in the world now; everyone in the markets is just trying to...

    10. March 27, 2015

      Japan nears deflation as core CPI hits zero

      Collapsing oil prices and subdued demand have again thrown Japan to the brink of deflation, despite the world’s biggest...

    11. March 25, 2015

      The art of Japanese debt juggling

      Movie buffs call it a “MacGuffin” — a device which serves no other purpose than to provide characters with a motive, often...

    12. Gavyn Davies

      March 23, 2015

      Currency wars rebound on the Fed

      When the Brazilian finance minister Guido Mantega complained that the Federal Reserve was waging a currency war against his...

    13. March 20, 2015

      Bank of Japan cites Volcker to stoke inflation

      The Bank of Japan has an unlikely hero in its campaign to end two decades of deflation and drive up prices: the great...

    14. Andrew Smithers

      March 18, 2015

      Current errors of conventional wisdom

      Conventional wisdom, those wrongheaded comments that sound authoritative, is flourishing. Much comes from seeing gross...

    15. March 17, 2015

      BoJ inflation promise comes unstuck

      Haruhiko Kuroda, Bank of Japan governor, said he could not rule out a spell of deflation later this year, as a plunge in oil...

    16. March 11, 2015

      Luck has bought time for Abenomics

      Is Abenomics a busted flush? To sceptics it must certainly look that way. Japan’s growth has faltered. A downward revision...

    17. Andrew Smithers

      March 11, 2015

      Quantitative easing and the Tokyo market

      Quantitative easing involves buying bonds and this increases the Bank of Japan’s assets and the monetary base which,...

    18. FT Alphaville

      March 4, 2015

      Abenomics and Japanese inequality, again

      Another data point for those keeping track of the impact of “Abenomics”, via a recent speech by Bank of Japan governor...

    19. March 4, 2015

      The BoJ is stretching its inflation target to breaking point

      Central bankers are normally keen adherents to the golden rule of forecasting: give them a target, or give them a date, but...

    20. March 3, 2015

      Pension funds overpower Kuroda’s misfiring bazooka

      Haruhiko Kuroda may soon be sending his bazooka for repairs. On the surface, at least, the Bank of Japan governor’s best...

    21. February 27, 2015

      Japan flirts with return to deflation

      Japan is flirting with a return to deflation after the annual pace of price increases fell to just 0.2 per cent in January,...

    22. February 25, 2015

      Dollar bulls take a break

      Has Janet Yellen marked a turn — albeit, perhaps short-term — for the dollar rally? Traders infer from the Federal Reserve...

    23. FT Alphaville

      February 23, 2015

      Is Japan in danger of a "fiscal crisis"?

      About 20 years ago or so, it started becoming fashionable to conclude that the Japanese government’s borrowing costs were...

    24. beyondbrics

      February 20, 2015

      Guest post: Korea threatened by Japan-led deflation

      By Ronald Man, HSBC The Japanese yen has lost almost 50 per cent of its value against the US dollar since late 2012. Few...

    25. February 18, 2015

      Bank of Japan upbeat on economy

      Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda dismissed concerns that a falling yen could hurt the country’s economy as he kept...

    26. beyondbrics

      February 17, 2015

      The four potential crises stalking EM

      With US interest rate hikes likely this year, EM markets may be catapulted into four separate currency, sovereign or banking...

    27. February 17, 2015

      Don’t expect big rise in JGB yields

      The Bank of Japan will deliver its latest monetary strategy decision on Wednesday. Consensus is for no shift in policy....

    28. February 16, 2015

      Japan: easing questions

      Expect much sucking of teeth and cocking of heads at the Bank of Japan’s two-day policy meeting, which ends on Wednesday...

    29. February 16, 2015

      Japan’s exit from recession lacks momentum

      Japan’s economy emerged from recession in the fourth quarter of 2014, but even after two years of Abenomics is still...

    30. February 15, 2015

      Not everyone believes in Disneyland Nikkei

      Japan’s stock market has become the financial equivalent of Disneyland. On October 31 2014, the Bank of Japan threw a...

    31. February 5, 2015

      Abenomics architects tighten grip on Bank of Japan

      The architects of Abenomics have tightened their hold on the Bank of Japan by nominating a supporter of aggressive monetary...

    32. FT Alphaville

      February 2, 2015

      US Treasury yields and shrinkage, sovereign bond availability edition

      Sometimes the simplest explanation is the only one needed, and in economics it doesn’t get much simpler than supply and...

    33. Gavyn Davies

      February 1, 2015

      How negative can interest rates go?

      As global bond yields plumb new depths, an unprecedented experiment in monetary policy is underway in two small countries in...

    34. January 30, 2015

      Japan inflation slows further

      Core inflation in Japan fell further last month to just 0.5 per cent year-on-year, as plunging oil prices offset the effects...

    35. January 30, 2015

      Wall Street slides as US growth slows

      Friday 21:00 GMT. Global stocks and core government bond yields were lower heading into the weekend as worries over US and...

    36. January 30, 2015

      Japan equities climb 1% after mixed data

      Tokyo markets are climbing 1 per cent as investors digest a raft of mixed data released just before the opening bell. New...

    37. January 29, 2015

      Falling oil prices prompt central bankers to reconsider

      Only a few months ago, the 2015 outlook for monetary policy could be summarised in two words: “great divergence”. This was...

    38. January 29, 2015

      It’s the season for a stronger yen

      It’s the end of the week and time for an important piece of US jobs data. No, not the non-farm payrolls report due on...

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