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: Clouds over Japan’s economy
Confidence amongst Japanese businesses deteriorated over the first three months of 2019, according to the Bank of Japan’s (BoJ’s) quarterly Tankan survey of business sentiment.
17th Apr 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: Japan faces economic headwinds in 2019
Japan’s economy contracted at an annualised rate of 2.5% during the third quarter of 2018, compared with an earlier calculation of -1.2%. Activity was curtailed during the year by a series of natural...
18th Dec 2018
Global update: Deal or no deal … or no Brexit at all?
Months of Brexit speculation and uncertainty came to a head in November as the UK and the EU finally succeeded in reaching a Brexit deal.
7th Dec 2018
Asian Japan markets review: Natural disasters dampen Japan’s growth
Japan’s economy shrank during the three months to September, contracting at an annualised rate of 1.2%. Spending and export activity were hampered over the summer by a series of natural disasters.
Inflation picks up in Japan
as expected, the Bank of Japan kept its monetary policy unchanged in September, maintaining its short-term interest rate target at minus 0.1% and an annual target of around 80 trilli...
5th Oct 2018
Asian Japan market review: Asian markets weakened in February
Like many other major equity markets around the world, stock indices in Asia fell sharply during February amid speculation that US monetary policy might begin to tighten more quickly...
14th Mar 2018
Asia Japan market review: The Nikkei 225 Index hits its highest level since 1991
Following the US’s rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the remaining 11 participants have agreed to sign a trade deal in Chile in March.
14th Feb 2018
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