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 ...

Sep 4, 2015

BOJ readies for liquidity squeeze with T-bill yields below zero

The Bank of Japan is becoming increasingly concerned its massive government bond purchases are drying up market liquidity, six months after investors warned that conditions were deteriorating. The BOJ this week expanded its liquidity-providing facility to include treasury bills, whose yields below zero across ...

Flat inflation, fall in household spending a blow to 'Abenomics'

Aug 28, 2015

Flat inflation, fall in household spending a blow to 'Abenomics'

Inflation fell back to zero in July while household spending dropped again, official data showed Friday, with the disappointing numbers sure to stoke speculation that the central bank will unleash more stimulus. Core inflation, excluding volatile fresh food prices, was flat year-on-year, the internal ...