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BOJ keeps policy steady, offering bleaker view on exports and output

via The Japan Times    Sep 22, 2021

Haruhiko Kuroda | REUTERS

The central bank decided to set short-term interest rates at minus 0.1% while guiding 10-year government bond yields around 0% to keep borrowing costs low ...

Tokyo stocks extend losses as caution prevails

via The Japan Times    Sep 22, 2021

The 225-issue Nikkei average dropped 200.31 points, or 0.67%, on Wednesday, finishing at 29,639.40. | REUTERS

The outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting and the possible collapse of the Chinese real estate conglomerate Evergrande Group has given Tokyo investors ...

Dollar recoups some losses to move around ¥109.45 in Tokyo

via The Japan Times    Sep 22, 2021

The dollar approached ¥109.60 at one point, following rebounds in Chinese stocks and premarket U.S. stock index futures.

Haruhiko Kuroda’s monetary experiment set to continue beyond BOJ tenure record

By Toru Fujioka,Sumio Ito
- via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2021

Haruhiko Kuroda will become the Bank of Japan’s longest-running governor at the end of this month. | BLOOMBERG

Reaching the landmark as longest-running governor will be testament to Kuroda's ability to keep political and market pressure at bay despite having failed to spark ...

Evergrande meltdown drives down stocks with few links to China

By Vildana Hajric,Katie Greifeld
- via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2021

The Evergrande Center in Shanghai | BLOOMBERG

The chain reaction triggered by the Chinese real estate developer's debt worries may say more about the extreme altitude of global risk assets than it ...

Next prime minister unlikely to set off Bank of Japan policy shift, survey shows

via The Japan Times    Sep 16, 2021

The next prime minister is unlikely to push for a change in the Bank of Japan's monetary policy, economists say. | BLOOMBERG

Some 84% of survey respondents predict there won’t be any meaningful change in monetary policy as a result of the new political leadership, while the ...

Turkey and the Taper Tantrum

By Nicholas Spiro
- via Foreign Affairs    Oct 14, 2014

Graffiti of Erdogan on the windows of a bank office at Taksim Square in Istanbul, June 8, 2013.  (Stoyan Nenov / Courtesy Reuters)

Modi and Jokowi's Lessons for Erdogan October 14, 2014 Nicholas Spiro Summary:  Fed policy is once again revealing which emerging markets have strengthened their defenses against a tight...

Foreign Affairs Focus: Benn Steil on Fed Policy

By Gideon Rose,Benn Steil
- via Foreign Affairs    Aug 06, 2014

August 6, 2014 Did U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke cause the Ukraine crisis? "You can certainly say that Bernanke was at least the butterfly wings that precipitated the crisis," argues Ben...

Taper Trouble

By Benn Steil
- via Foreign Affairs    Jun 17, 2014

The International Consequences of Fed Policy June 16, 2014 Benn Steil Summary:  In today’s dollar-dominated financial system, changes in U.S. monetary policy can have immediate and significan...

The Rupee Dilemma

By Neil K. Shenai
- via Foreign Affairs    Apr 30, 2014

Detail of a ten rupee note. (Tehusagent / Flickr)

Is the United States Responsible for India's Economic Problems? April 30, 2014 Neil K. Shenai Summary:  India's economy is hampered by slow growth, a widening current account deficit, an...

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