Japan tertiary index

A Weak Yen and Lackluster PMI Reports

April 22, 2016

The yen has declined 1.0% on balance against the dollar on unconfirmed reports that the Bank of Japan will announce fresh stimulus next week including the expansion of sub-zero interest rates to its lending to banks. Against other currencies, the dollar lost 0.5% against sterling and by 0.2% relative to the loonie and Aussie dollar.  […] More

Stronger Yen and Kiwi

June 10, 2014

The dollar fell 0.1% relative to the Australian dolar, 0.2% against the yen and 0.3% versus the the kiwi but shows overnight gains of 0.3% relative to the euro and Swiss franc and 0.1% vis-a-vis the loonie and sterling.  Ten-year Japanese JGB and British gilt yields are unchanged, while the 10-year German bund has dipped […] More

Shifting Expectations about the Fed Support Equities

June 17, 2013

All the market talk over the past month about the Fed tapering quantitative easing had seemed premature, and as the FOMC meeting on Wednesday now draws near, investors are dumbing down their expectations for such a signal.  Share prices as a result recovered 2.7% in Japan, 1.2% in Hong Kong, 0.8% in India, 0.7% in […] More

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