Archive for January 21st, 2020

Central Bank Watch

Bank of Japan Leaves Policy Settings Unchanged

January 21, 2020

This month’s Bank of Japan meeting of the Policy Board concluded with no change in policy settings and the release of the quarterly Outlook for Economic Activity and Prices which includes a perplexing mix of upgraded growth forecasts but downgraded estimates of future core inflation. The announcement of no policy change after four hours and […] More

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Virus Scare Grabs the Market’s Attention

January 21, 2020

Nothing changes the mood of investors like the sudden emergence of an unknown unknown. Just last week, markets were rejoicing about the signing of a Phase I trade deal between China and the United States, which engendered hopes of lessening trade tensions not just between the world’s two largest economies but elsewhere as well. Investors […] More