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Japan’s Export Slumps 6.3% in December 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japanese exports fell 6.3 percent from a year earlier to JPY 6.58 trillion (US$59.52 billion) in December 2019, marking the thirteenth...

Trump Blasts Fed, ECB, BoJ for Negative Interest Rates

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - United States (US) President Donald Trump again lashed out at the Federal Reserve (Fed), criticizing the institution for its monetary policies,...

BoJ Holds Rates, Revises Up GDP Growth Forecasts

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Bank of Japan left its key short-term interest rate unchanged at -0.1 percent during its January meeting on Tuesday (01/21)...

BOJ Hints to Ease Further If Needed

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Bank of Japan (BOJ) would not hesitate to ease monetary policy further if necessary in order to maintain momentum toward...

Weekly Briefing: Limited Movement Ahead of Christmas

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! The calendar in the forthcoming Christmas week is unsurprisingly light. Today, President Joko Widodo will launches the implementation of fuel with...

BoJ Holds Rates, Offers Weaker Views on Output

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Bank of Japan (BOJ) left its key short-term interest rate unchanged at -0.1 percent at its December meeting on Thursday...

Japan Exports Falls for 12th Straight Month

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Exports from Japan declined 7.9 percent in November 2019 from a year earlier to ¥6.38 trillion (US$58.29 billion), the 12th straight...

Stronger Domestic Demand Leads to Upside Revision for Japan’s Real GDP...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the third quarter (3Q) was revised up to 0.4 percent quarter to quarter...

Indonesia, Japan Agrees Using Local Currency for Bilateral Transactions

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia and Japan on Thursday (12/05) agreed to establish a cooperation framework using local currencies for bilateral trade and direct investment...

Japan Launches US$$120B Fiscal Package to Support Growth

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe launched US$120 billion in stimulus measures on Thursday (12/05), to support stalling growth in the world's...

IMF Cuts Japan’s GDP Forecast, Urges to Target Shorter Maturity Yields

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reduced its Japan's growth forecast for the third time this year to 0.8 percent from 0.9...

Global Central Banks Flails to Lower Interest Rates Tends to Negative

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Major global central banks flails to lower interest rate amid the higher uncertainty. Some also bring the benchmark rates to negative...

Morning Briefing: BoJ Kept Monetary Stimulus, Hints Possible Action in October

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Bank of Japan (BoJ) left its monetary stimulus unchanged minus 0.1 percent but hinted at possible action at its next...

Weekly Briefing: Central Bank Meetings Dominating This Week

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Today, Statistic Indonesia will release export-import data during August. In July, the country experienced trade deficit narrowed sharply to US$63.5...

Asia’s Sluggish Exports Widens Japan’s Trade Deficits in July

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan’s trade deficit widened by 9.8 percent year on year (YoY) to JPY249.6 billion (US$2.3 billion) in July on a non-seasonally...

Japan’s GDP 1.8% in 2Q 2019 Boost by Private Spending

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan’s real GDP growth stood at 1.8 percent in the second quarter (2Q) of 2019 compared to same period of last...

Japan’s Current Account Slid 0.03% in June

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan's current account slid 0.03 percent year on year (YoY) to JPY1.2 trillion (US$11.30 billion) on a non-seasonally adjusted basis in...

BoJ, BoE Hold Rates to Addresses Global Economic Challenges

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Bank of Japan (BoJ) and Bank of England (BoE) kept its June' monetary policy steady, joining the United States (US) and...

Japan’s Economy Growth Beyond Expectation

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Statistics Japan shows that the country' economy advanced unexpectedly by 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to March of 2019,...

Japan February Inflation Rate Weaker than Estimated

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Statistics Japan shows that the country' annual inflation lowered to 0.7 percent in February from 0.8 percent in a month earlier....

Japan’s Trade Balance Surplus in February

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan’s trade balance turned to a surplus of JPY 339 billion (US$ 3.0 million) in February on a non-seasonally adjusted basis,...

Bank of Japan Maintains Negative Interest Rate

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Bank of Japan (BoJ) maintained a negative interest rate of minus 0.1 percent, even though Japanese politicians demanded rate increase, based...

Bank of Japan Hold the Rates Steady, Cuts Inflation Forecast

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Bank of Japan (BoJ) hold its negative interest rate of minus 0.1 percent and cuts the inflation rate to 2 percent of the gross...

BoJ’s Rate Unchanged, Prepare for Fed Rate Hike in March

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - A number of global authorities decisions have resulted in mixed movements in the global markets today, Friday (9/3). Today, the Bank of Japan left...

Daily Business Briefs – Dec. 22

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. Followings are some relevant news that might help your business decisions today: Bank of Japan Keeps Monetary Policy on Hold Japan’s...