Bank of Japan Tankan survey

Third Quarter Begins with Dramatic Dollar Appreciation and Stock Market Losses

July 2, 2018

The dollar strengthened 1.1% versus the peso and kiwi, 0.8% relative to the yuan and Australian dollar, 0.7% against the euro and sterling, 0.6% vis-a-vis the Swiss franc, 0.4% against the loonie but just 0.1% versus the yen. Share prices slumped 2.5% in China, 2.4% in South Korea, and 2.2% in Japan as well as […] More

Markets Fooled by Succession of Surprises

April 1, 2016

First oil tumbled almost 4% when a top Saudi political official said Saudi participation in a production freeze would be condition on full solidarity of the whole OPEC cartel, including Iran, in the effort.  The pall cast over Asian and European investor sentiment was reflected in share price losses of 3.6% in Japan, 1.6% in […] More

Tankan Survey and Flash Ezone PMI Results above Expectations

December 16, 2013

The dollar this Monday shows overnight declines of 0.4% against the Swiss franc, 0.3% versus the euro and 0.1% relative to the yen and sterling.  The greenback climbed 0.3% against the Australian dollar and 0.1% vis-a-vis the kiwi, and it is unchanged against the loonie and yuan. Share prices mostly fell in the Pacific Rim […] More

Japanese Tankan Corporate Survey Not as Upbeat as Hoped

April 2, 2012

10,894 companies participated in the latest quarterly survey done by Japan’s central bank.  In the table below which documents the evolution of results, abbreviations used in the first four columns of data stand for big manufacturers (Bm), big non-manufacturer (Bnm), small manufacturers (Sm) and small non-manufacturers (Smn).  Where an “a” or no suffix is shown […] More