Effects of the BOJ's negative rate policy spread

Feb 6, 2016

Effects of the BOJ's negative rate policy spread

The effects on the everyday lives of people from the Bank of Japan’s decision late last month to introduce negative interest rates are spreading. Commercial banks are lowering their deposit rates due to falling market interest rates, while the Finance Ministry has suspended the ...

Dec 29, 2015

Japan to tax profits on bond sales from Jan. 1

From Jan. 1, Japan will tax profits on bond sales and allow investors to cut their tax payments by offsetting gains and losses in bond trading with those in equity transactions. The bond sales tax is set at 20.315 percent, the same as the ...

Nov 29, 2015

China's shadow banking risk shifts to booming bond market

A year after China’s financial regulators squared up to the systemic perils of “shadow banking,” the threat is shifting to a booming corporate bond market, and risky borrowers’ debt is finding its way into products aimed at retail investors. An opaque network of trust ...

Sep 17, 2015

S&P cuts Japan rating, casting doubt on 'Abenomics'

Standard & Poor’s has cut the nation’s long-term credit rating one level to A+, saying it sees little chance of the government’s current strategy accelerating growth and inflation over the next few years. The downgrade, announced Wednesday, came just a day after the Bank ...