Posts belonging to Category Japan

Japanese companies after BREXIT

Japanese companies in UK ‘already receiving offers from EU’

Japanese companies based in Britain have already started to receive offers from other European countries and could postpone investment decisions if Theresa May’s government fails to negotiate a close economic relationship with the EU. That was the stark warning from Haruki Hayashi, president of the Japanese chambers of commerce in Britain and the European CEO of Mitsubishi, who said businesses needed more than “general reassurances” if his country’s investment presence in Britain was to be maintained. Speaking to MPs in parliament, including the Brexit secretary, David Davis, Hayashi said that in a complex and interdependent world, the decision to leave the EU would have a serious impact on individuals and businesses. … Wed,  02 November 2016

Bank of Japan minutes open door to more QE

Bank of Japan Stuns Market by Holding Off on More Stimulus

The Bank of Japan held off on expanding monetary stimulus, as Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and his colleagues opted to take more time to assess the impact of negative interest rates. The move comes as a surprise to the slight majority of economists surveyed by Bloomberg who had projected some action from the central bank in response to a strengthening in the yen that has cast a shadow over prospects for higher wages and investment. The currency rallied against the dollar immediately after the decision while stocks in Tokyo tumbled.  Wed,  27 July, 2016

Nissan To Take 34% Stake In Mitsubishi Motors

The Japanese car manufacturers already cooperate on development and manufacturing

Carlos Ghosn, chief executive and president of Nissan, said: “This is a breakthrough transaction and a win-win for both Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors. It creates a dynamic new force in the automotive industry.” Thu., 12 May 2016.

Negative interests may hurt global economy

The global economy risks becoming trapped in a low growth

Evidence that negative interest rates aren’t working to stimulate global growth is getting hard to ignore. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is the most recent big-hitter to wade into the negative-interest-rate fray. Carney warned at a G20 meeting in Shanghai that, while negative rates might be an attractive way for an individual country to weaken their currency and boost exports, the world economy will suffer as a whole.   Sat., 27  February 2016. 

No, the bond market isn't a bubble

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BRICS and the economy of Japan

“The major challenge facing the global economy is that growth remains moderate and uneven,” she told reporters following a meeting of senior finance officials from G20 countries in Ankara, Turkey. “For the emerging market economies, … — Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:00:06 -0700

Stimulus effects in China

With factory activity apparently shrinking for three straight months, it is becoming mathematically harder and harder to avoid economic growth falling below 7.0 percent in the second quarter for the first time since the Global Financial Crisis. — Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:17:25 -0700

Low Birth Rate in Germany

Germany now takes the first place in the world’s lowest birth rate, which sparked fears that soon the labour market will affect the economy, the Telegraph reports. The study by the Hamburg Institute of International Economics, or HWWI, showed … — Mon, 01 Jun 2015 20:51:58 -0700


The Finance Ministers will discuss “Chinese and Japanese economies, bilateral financial cooperation and global financial cooperation,” said a brief notice on the Ministry website, signaling the desire of both nations to mend frayed ties and … — Wed, 20 May 2015 22:15:17 -0700

Japan's Economy

Japan has beaten growth expectations for the 1st quarter

According to data released by Japan’s Cabinet Office Wednesday the economy grew by 0.6% in seasonally adjusted terms in the three months to March. Analysts had been expecting an increase of 0.4%, slightly above the downwardly-revised 0.3% level recorded in final quarter of 2014.— Tue, 19 May 2015 23:02:57 -0700

Japan's economy

Hugely indebted Japanese economy still in deep trouble. Posted on 19 May 2015 with no comments from readers. Printing money or Abenomics is helping the export sector but the domestic Japanese economy is still a busted flush with huge … — Mon, 18 May 2015 19:18:19 -0700

Japan Economy

Economy Watchers Survey in Japan increased to 50.10 in February of 2015 from 45.60 in January of 2015. Economy Watchers Survey in Japan averaged 44.21 from 2000 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 57.90 in March of 2014 and a … — Sun, 08 Mar 2015 22:46:00 -0700

Japan out of recession

Japan economy makes meek exit from recession. Posted by Admin on February 16, 2015. TOKYO (AP) — After stumbling out of recession last quarter, Japan’s economy looks set to do something familiar this year: slumber. Link:

H for Hydrogen

Japan Makes a Big Bet on the Hydrogen Economy. February 10, 2015. Japan’s push to develop hydrogen storage technologies may get a boost from Toyota’s decision to give away its fuel-cell patents. The auto giant offered up nearly 6,000 … — Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:09:09 -0800

Global economy future

More from Michael Pettis on “Japanification” of the global economy. How abundant capital and investment in unproductive works may lead to long-term stagnation: “Panics do not destroy capital,” John Mill proposed in his 1868 paper to the … — Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15:52:55 -0800