Euroland CPI inflation

Japanese Central Bank Drops a Bombshell of a Surprise

January 29, 2016

The Bank of Japan adopted a negative interest rate after repeated officials comments from central bank officials earlier that they weren’t contemplating such. In response, Japanese share prices advanced 2.8% and the yen has fallen 2.2% against the dollar and 0.9% relative to the euro.  The 10-year Japanese JGB yield declined 12 basis point to […] More

Lots of Monthend Data and a Likely U.S. Government Shutdown Tomorrow

September 30, 2013

Stocks were whacked overnight in Asia and Europe on prospects for a shutdown of the U.S. federal government.  Share prices plunged 3.0% in the Philippines, 2.4% in Indonesia, 2.1% in Japan, 1.8% in India, 1.7% in Australia, 1.5% in Hong Kong, 1.3% in Singapore, and 1.0% in New Zealand.  Losses thus far in Europe amount […] More

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