BOJ's September meeting to be watched closely for new easing

Business / Economy Aug 16, 2019

BOJ's September meeting to be watched closely for new easing

The next policy-setting meeting of the Bank of Japan, set to be held from Sept. 18 to 19, is the subject of heightened attention as observers anticipate fresh monetary-easing after the yen's recent spike against other major currencies. The yen's appreciation, which has been attributed ...

How does a negative rate policy work?

Business Aug 14, 2019

How does a negative rate policy work?

This is how a negative rate policy works and its potential pitfalls: Why have some central banks adopted negative rates? To battle the global financial crisis accelerated by the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, many central banks cut interest rates to near zero. A decade ...