Japan Financial Markets Blogs

Japan: Abe's Election Gamble

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to call an early general election for December 14, 2014 is aimed at renewing his mandate to pursue his 'Abenomics' programme, while taking advantage of...

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Bank Of Japan: Trick Or Treat?

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) surprised at its meeting on Friday, October 31, by expanding its asset purchase programme considerably. It will raise its purchases of Japanese government bonds (JGBs) to an...

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Is Japan’s ‘Revival’ For Real?

There’s been a lot of bullish sentiment towards Japan lately, as reflected by the Nikkei index’s 70% gain over the past six months – the index now stands above 15,000, at its highest...

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