Articles by Bank of Japan

  • Global GDP Growth Rate Estimates May Be Increased For 2015 -- ReportGlobal GDP Growth Rate Estimates May Be Increased For 2015 -- Report

    December 24 2014 11:59 AM

    Amid concerns about a possible recession in some countries, there is still some positive news for the global economy.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook – December 19, 2014Australian Dollar Outlook – December 19, 2014

    December 19 2014 11:03 AM

    The Australian Dollar has made back some of yesterday's post FOMC losses, currently trading around 0.8160.

  • Hoax Alert: Japan Didn’t Declare Filipina News Reader ‘Persona Non Grata’Hoax Alert: Japan Didn’t Declare Filipina News Reader ‘Persona Non Grata’

    December 09 2014 10:51 AM

    Like the fake news that Malia Obama is pregnant, Japan did not declare ABS-CBN news reader Korina Sanchez a "persona non grata" for saying on air that super typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) should spare the Philippines and hit Japan instead.

  • Tokyo Encourages Kids to Invest in Stock Market With Tax-Free IncentivesTokyo Encourages Kids to Invest in Stock Market With Tax-Free Incentives

    August 28 2014 11:24 AM

    Japan is encouraging its young people to invest in the stock market through a plan to expand an existing tax-free investment program that targets citizens aged 20 and above.

  • Illuminati, Masons, Secret Orders, Prophecies Shroud Pope’s Visit to Holy Land

    May 21 2014 2:39 PM

    Pope Francis I visit to the Holy Land is being shrouded by unyielding theories on Illuminati, Masons, Secret Orders and Biblical Prophecies

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - December 5, 2013

    December 05 2013 12:18 PM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: Yesterday in Australia, GDP grew by only 0.6% q/q in Q3, weaker than market expectations seeing the Aussie Dollar weaker.

  • Japan's Biggest Banks in the Soup Over Ties with Organized Crime Groups

    October 31 2013 5:25 PM

    Japan's biggest banks are currently embroiled in a nasty investigation after one of its ranks admitted bankrolling the illegal activities of the country's yakuza organised crime gangs.

  • Will China’s Yuan Currency Be Ready for the Big Time?

    October 21 2013 4:10 PM

    If you thought Fortescue Metals Twiggy Forrest's bank account could fill up fast, check out the People's Bank of China. Data revealed this week that China's foreign exchange reserves increased $US160 billion to hit US$3.7 trillion. That's some serious money.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 17 July 2013

    July 17 2013 11:27 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: It was a quiet night offshore ahead of Mr. Ben Bernanke's testimony tonight.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 7/8/13

    July 08 2013 12:42 PM

    Australian shares kicked off the week in the red, only to rise by around 0.3 per cent in early trade, trade flat at one point and then shoot lower by lunch. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is now down by 0.8 per cent, after a 1 per cent improvement recorded over the previous week.

  • Japan Economy Bounces Back After Two Years

    July 02 2013 9:26 AM

    After the economic repercussions brought by the Fukushima and Miyagi earthquakes, the Japanese economy had its first positive outlook in two years.

  • It’s One Big Property Boom Debate

    June 17 2013 1:38 PM

    The lesson of today's Daily Reckoning is that if you want to blow a massive asset bubble in order to make people feel wealthier, you had better do it in the real estate market and not the stock market. Liquidity driven gains in the stock market are bigger, faster, and more impressive in the short term. But they're also easy come, easy go.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 12 June 2013

    June 12 2013 11:37 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: It has been an interesting 24 hours, the Australian dollar is higher, after bouncing back from heavy losses that saw it almost hit an three-year low overnight.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 5/31/13

    May 31 2013 1:18 PM

    Up until just before lunch, the Australian market was improving for the third time this week. Global markets were up modestly overnight, with shares in the US up 0.1 per cent while the German market jumped by 0.8 per cent.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 27 May 2013

    May 27 2013 9:59 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has opened slightly weaker this morning after a reasonably uneventful offshore session on Friday night.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 14 May 2013

    May 14 2013 11:37 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has opened below parity this morning following some renewed strength in the USD overnight.

  • Daily Forex Forecast 05/10/2013

    May 10 2013 10:12 AM

    It has been a roller coaster ride for the Aussie over the past 24 hours, which saw it initially move higher on the back of strong local employment data before a sharp rally in the greenback last night saw us give up those gains and then some, to trade at close to 11 month lows.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 09 May 2013

    May 09 2013 11:22 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar remains below USD 1.0200 this morning as central banks around the world are reacting to the enormous levels of cash pumping through their economies.

  • Australian Deficit: Where Did the Money Go?

    April 30 2013 9:37 AM

    Ah. So that's what happens when you spend money you expect to have and then the money fails to show up. You get a $7.5 billion federal deficit that will be around $12 billion by the end of the year. If Standard and Poor's said Australia's AAA credit rating was under threat without a government commitment to reduce the deficit, then aren't bigger government deficits a threat to Australia's credit rating now?

  • DailyForex Forecast 04/29.2013

    April 29 2013 10:23 AM

    Having look set to end the week on a positive note the Australian dollar managed to keep its head above the 1.03 mark for much of Friday’s session with investors keen to pressure weekly highs just short of the 1.0350 handle.