Asia Japan market review: Asian economies fall into recession
Investor sentiment in Australia received a blow from the government’s decision to put the state of Victoria into lockdown following a surge in Covid-19 infections.
11th Aug 2020
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
Asia Japan market review: Double-digit falls in Japan
Asian markets came under pressure during February as coronavirus continued to tighten its grip. By the end of February, South Korea was second only to China in terms of diagnosed cases of coronavirus,...
4th Mar 2020
Global bond market review: Fed cuts rates once again
Following a raft of interest-rate cuts in the third quarter of 2019, the loosening monetary trend continued into the fourth quarter as central banks reduced their key rates.
7th Nov 2019
Asian Japan markets review: Japan raises consumption tax
Japan’s much-anticipated rise in consumption tax finally took place on 1 October.
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: Bank of Japan provides additional guidance
Japan’s interest rates will remain unchanged until the beginning of 2020 at the earliest, according to the BoJ’s updated guidance.
14th May 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
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.
7th Dec 2018
Tit-for-tat trade war continues
As the trade war between the US and China rumbled on, the US imposed tariffs of 10% on US$200 billion-worth of Chinese products, rising to 25% on 1 January next year, and China retal...
4th Oct 2018
Asia Japan market review: Japan shrugs off fresh hostility from North Korea
Despite a fresh display of aggression from North Korea towards Japan, the share prices of large Japanese companies generally rose during November.
11th Dec 2017
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