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Goldman Sachs: Bank of Japan Probably Cannot Control Yield Curve

Despite the Bank of Japan's recent assertion that it will attempt to control the yield curve on its domestic bonds, and thereby aid reeling Japanese banks, Goldman Sachs notes that it may not actually be possible.
NYSE:EWJ September 22, 2016 6:06am

Japanese ETF Surges as Bank of Japan Leaves Rates Unchanged, but Ups ETF Buying

The Bank of Japan unveiled its latest policy decision today, and the markets are cheering the news, which included no rate change but higher buying of domestic ETFs and a new technique dubbed "yield curve control."
NYSE:EWJ September 21, 2016 6:06am

Key Bank of Japan Decision Due This Week

From Tyler Durden: The Bank of Japan will unveil the results of its several months-long economic study this week, and the results will be important for U.S. markets as well.
NYSE:EWJ September 18, 2016 9:09am

Is the Bank of Japan Ushering in a New Era of Transparency?

japan-carpAnalysts following the Bank of Japan's statements over the past few weeks have noticed a big change in how the central bank is positioning its role within the struggling economy.
NYSE:EWJ September 11, 2016 1:13pm

Is Japan Reconsidering Negative Interest Rates?

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda showed potential remorse over his negative interest rate policy today, perhaps signaling a reversal from the unprecedented monetary measures the country has taken to try and revive its economy.
NYSE:EWJ September 6, 2016 7:07am

Legendary Japanese Economist: “Abenomics May Not Work Well”

One of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's most trusted advisors made a sobering confession recently, noting that Abenomics -- a policy he himself helped craft -- might not actually work at all.
NYSE:EWJ September 1, 2016 10:10am

Japan’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 3%, Lowest Since 1995

From ZeroHedge: Japan's government just announced the lowest unemployment rate in 21 years, but behind the seemingly-great number is a demographic shift that could hurt the country's economy for many years to come.
NYSE:EWJ August 31, 2016 7:07am

The Bank of Japan is Prepared to Buy Almost Everything

From John Rubino: With past stimulus measures not providing sufficient economic growth, the Bank of Japan is likely prepping to double down on its monetary easing, to the tune of trillions of Japanese yen.
NYSE:EWJ August 30, 2016 6:06am

Are Negative Rates Helping or Hurting Japan?

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan doesn't know yet whether Japan's negative interest rate policy is benefitting the country or not, saying the "jury is out" still.
NYSE:EWJ August 26, 2016 8:08am

Japan is Willing to Cut Interest Rates Even Further Into Negative Territory

In a recent interview with Japanese newspaper Sankei, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda indicated he wasn't opposed to lowering already-negative interest rates even further if it helps spur economic growth.
NYSE:EWJ August 22, 2016 12:12pm

Japan Recession Watch: Imports and Exports Both Plunge Most Since 2009

japan-bridgeFrom Tyler Durden: The latest Japanese imports/exports data paints a very bearish picture of Japan's economy, which continues to fall short expectations despite easy comps and unprecedented stimulus.
NYSE:EWJ August 18, 2016 7:07am

Negative Interest Rates are Killing Japan’s Banks

negative-interest-ratesFrom DollarCollapse.com: Negative interest rates in Japan and Europe are having an adverse effect on their private banks, and further rate cuts will only accelerate their demise.
NYSE:EWJ August 14, 2016 9:09am

Japanese Stocks Get Hammered Again as Investors Beg for More Stimulus

japanese GDP growthThe largest Japanese exchange traded fund, the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE:EWJ), was falling Wednesday morning, as Japan's Nikkei 225 index got hammered to the tune of -1.88% overnight.
NYSE:EWJ August 3, 2016 8:08am

Japan Promises $45 Billion Stimulus, but Will it Actually Happen?

abeJapanThe difference between Abe's constant stimulus headlines and the actual amount injected into Japan's beleaguered economy is often quite striking.
NYSE:EWJ August 2, 2016 8:08am

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