Asian Japan market review: Japanese exports disappoint
Weak trade data dealt a blow to Japanese investors during December. Exports had grown at an annualised rate of only 0.2% in October, raising hopes that they would achieve some long-awaited growth in N...
20th Jan 2021
Asian Japan market review: “A crisis like no other”
Asia is facing “a crisis like no other”, according to the IMF, which warned that the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the region will be “severe and unprecedented” and will outstrip that of the Global...
19th May 2020
Asian Japan market review: Fears grow over Japan’s longer-term outlook
As the coronavirus intensified its grip, officials at the Bank of Japan increased monetary stimulus measures in an emergency meeting in a bid to soothe investors’ jitters.
17th Apr 2020
Asian Japan markets review: What next for Japan’s monetary policy?
Japan achieved its third straight quarter of economic growth during the three months to June, growing at an annualised rate of 1.8% and easing pressure on the Bank of Japan to implement further moneta...
16th Sep 2019
Asian Japan market review: Australia and South Korea cut interest rates
Confidence amongst large Japanese manufacturers continued to deteriorate, according to the Bank of Japan’s quarterly Tankan survey.
19th Aug 2019
Asian Japan markets review: Trade tensions hit growth in Asia
Economic growth picked up in Japan during the first quarter of 2019, despite the continuing trade tensions between the US and China.
10th Jul 2019
Asian Japan markets review: Trade deal hopes boost sentiment
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Index reached its highest level since mid-December during February, boosted by US President Donald Trump’s decision to delay tariff increases on imports from China.
6th Mar 2019
Asian Japan markets review: Ongoing concern over trade tensions
Confidence amongst large Japanese manufacturers deteriorated during the first quarter of 2018, according to the Bank of Japan’s (BoJ’s) quarterly Tankan survey. Meanwhile, Ja...
21st May 2018
Asian Japan markets review: Yen spikes in March
President Trump’s proposed trade tariffs on steel and aluminium knocked investor sentiment in Asia during March, amid fears of a trade war.
17th Apr 2018
Asia Japan market review: Tensions with North Korea put pressure on Asian markets
An increasingly strained relationship between North Korea and the international community culminated in North Korea’s decision to fire a ballistic missile over Japan.
28th Sep 2017
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