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Garfield Reynolds
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 15, 2023
Pacesetter New Zealand’s recession may be harbinger for world
New Zealand led the world in raising interest rates to combat the post-pandemic inflation wave. Now it’s officially in recession in a possible preview of what lies ahead for others.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 17, 2023
‘Seek-and-destroy’ markets pile pressure on global central banks
With the Fed meeting looming next week, markets will remain on edge for a while yet.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 19, 2022
Stagflation-free Asian markets are leaving taper tantrums behind
Countries are reaping the rewards of a quarter-century preparing for a repeat of the turmoil that set off the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 21, 2022
Climate action to spur Australian green bonds to record year
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is a radical change from his predecessor, Scott Morrison, who famously signaled his commitment to fossil fuels by bringing a lump of coal into the Parliament.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 1, 2022
Putin’s swoop on Sakhalin-2 gas plant could force Shell and Japan firms out
Firms have one month to say whether they'll take stakes in the new company, and those who opt out may not be fully compensated, the statement said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 5, 2022
Japan may spend $100 billion to slow yen’s slide, Bank of America says
The speed of the yen's decline has caught Japanese policymakers off guard and exposed divisions between the central bank and the central government.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 22, 2022
Flood of Japanese cash ready to buy Treasurys as potential Fed rate hike looms
Treasurys are off to their worst start to a year in over four decades, but Japanese investors may soon ride to their rescue.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Dec 19, 2016
Japan's volatile year in business: negative rates, Brexit and Trump
For investors in Japan's markets this year, it's been a case of one shock after the next in a pattern that might have prepared them well for the era of Donald Trump and his reputation for the unexpected.

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