Global financial assets of private households slowed in 2015 from recent years as monetary stimulus failed to boost asset prices, Allianz said.
Markets may have approved of the BOJ's paradigm shift on Wednesday, sending shares higher and the yen lower, but analysts called it a damp squib.
Markets expecting more aggressive easing from Governor Kuroda are likely to be disappointed, says Aoyama Gakuin University's Eisuke Sakakibara
A 10 basis points cut to interest rates might not be much, but BOJ's Kuroda needs to show the market that he will act, says Keio Business School's Seki Obata.
Mizuho Research Institute's Kazuo Momma says it's not the lack of monetary stimulus in Japan keeping inflation elusive, but the lack of consumer confidence.
Japan Center for Economic Research's Jun Saito outlines the various possibilities that the Bank of Japan might announce for its inflation targets.
SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Sept 20- U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers are set this week to again cut their forecasts for how high interest rates will need to go in an economy where output, productivity and inflation are growing at a slower pace than in past decades. It was 3.75 percent in June 2015 and 4.25 percent four years ago.
The BOJ will likely introduce some flexibility into its bond purchases and cut rates further into negative territory, says UBS Senior Economist Daiju Aoki.
WASHINGTON— Again and again in recent months, the Federal Reserve has signaled that it's edging closer to resuming the interest-rate hikes it began in December. They believed that the Fed, starting with a late-August speech by Chair Janet Yellen in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, was preparing investors for an imminent rate increase. Accordingly, Eric Rosengren,...
The Federal Reserve is focusing too narrowly on its dual mandate, the former Dallas Fed president says.
*Strong technical support around $1,305 an ounce. LONDON, Sept 19- Gold prices rose on Monday as the dollar slipped but gains were capped by nervousness ahead of a U.S. Spot gold was 0.3 percent higher at $1,314.83 an ounce at 0939 GMT, just off a low of $1,306.26 hit on Friday which was the weakest since Sept. 1.
Deutsche Bank's Taimur Baig says there are plenty of reasons the Fed will stay on hold, from lackluster consumption to weak trade.
The low voter turnout at Russia's parliamentary elections suggests that citizens were resigned to the outcome, says Roubini Global Economics' Rachael Ziemba.
LIMA, Sept 16- Peru's central bank on Friday trimmed its economic growth outlook for 2017 to 4.5 percent from 4.6 in June, citing uncertainty over new government policies and the risk of Republican nominee Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election in November. Central Bank President Julio Velarde said he was unsure of the economic impacts of reforms...
Just when a range of economic data got weak enough to give the Fed a pass on hiking rates, there was a surprise pickup in inflation last month.
Prices increased more than expected in August, pointing to a steady build-up of inflation that could allow the Fed to raise interest rates this year.
Kirill Yankovskiy, director of equity sales at Otkritie Capital, compares oil price volatility with the relative resilience of the Russian ruble.
Kirill Yankovskiy, director of equity sales at Otkritie Capital, speculates on what this weekend's Duma election - as well as the upcoming U.S. election - means for Russia.
Vadim Nikitin, associate director at Stroz Friedberg, says that regardless as to whether or not Russia's central bank adjusts rates today, it remains focused on high interest rates and managing inflation.
Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS, discusses the global bond market and and its relationship to central banks' monetary policy.