Bank of Japan (BOJ)

Japan's finance minister Suzuki says currency intervention had some effect - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Japan

Japan's finance minister Suzuki says currency intervention had some effect

Suzuki’s remarks were the first from any official after his ministry disclosed figures Friday.

Global Economy

Japan ends era of negative rates with few cues on further hikes

The lack of signalling on any future rate hikes weighed on the yen, which slid past the closely watched 150 mark versus the dollar
Japan’s economy avoids recession one week before BOJ meeting - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Global Economy

Japan’s economy avoids recession one week before BOJ meeting

The outcome supports the case for the central bank to end its negative interest rate policy this month or next.

Forex

Yen declines 1% as BOJ’s Ueda pushes back on rate-hike bets

The currency weakened as far as 144.25 per US dollar before trading at 144.15 as of 5.04pm in Tokyo.

Global Economy

Japan’s fiscal advisory board warns of impact of higher rates

The BOJ is expected to step back from its ultra-loose policy next year as inflation continues to overshoot its 2% target.
Ueda nominated for central bank head as a BOJ-favoured 'outsider' - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Global Economy

Ueda nominated for central bank head as a BOJ-favoured 'outsider'

Parliamentary hearings to scrutinize Ueda’s current views will start on Feb 24.
Yen surges as Kuroda's yield cap shock heralds BOJ normalisation - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Currencies

Yen surges as Kuroda's yield cap shock heralds BOJ normalisation

The BOJ will now allow Japan’s 10-year bond yields to rise to around 0.5%, up from the previous limit of 0.25%.

Forex

Fall of 150 has yen watchers wondering when Japan will act

The Japanese currency has weakened by more than 4 yen per dollar since Japan stepped into the market in September.
Developed economies face high debt and low growth after Covid-19 - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Global Economy

Developed economies face high debt and low growth after Covid-19

Developed economies may instead accept a smaller population and lower growth, focusing instead on keeping GDP per capita high.
Singapore and Japan renew bilateral swap arrangement  - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Singapore and Japan renew bilateral swap arrangement

Under the arrangement, the countries can swap local currencies in exchange for US dollars from each other.
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