Column: Abolition of YCC, which is highly difficult, BOJ needs to be prepared for paradigm change = Hideo Kumano | Reuters

Hideo Kumano Chief Economist, Dai-ichi Life Research Institute [Tokyo 26th]- Soon the name of the new governor of the Bank of Japan will be revealed. The normalization of monetary policy that person must undertake is likely to be an extremely bumpy road. Perhaps his five-year term will not be enough, and it may take more … Read more

Outlook for 2023: The structure of the rising dollar, rising risk of yen appreciation = Osamu Takashima | Reuters

Osamu Takashima Citigroup Securities Chief FX Strategist TOKYO (2nd) – The dollar/yen, which approached 152 yen in October 2022, fell sharply in November following the release of the US Consumer Price Index (CPI), which suggests that inflation has eased. Expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) will ease its pace of monetary tightening have risen … Read more

Column: Huge trade deficit is feared to be permanent, a factor to promote yen depreciation | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s August trade deficit hit a record high for a single month. If this pace continues, 2022 is likely to reach a record high for a calendar year. The question is whether this deficit is temporary or has become a permanent trend. Unfortunately, there is an increasing possibility that the recording of … Read more

Column: Mr. Musk, $ 5 billion for Twitter acquisition “withdrawal” | Reuters

[New York 20th Reuters BREAKINGVIEWS]–Everyone has a “market price”. For Tesla CEO Elon Musk, that amount could be $ 5 billion. It’s the price you can afford to withdraw from the deal to buy Twitter for a total of $ 44 billion. Returning the agreement to a blank slate will prevent the two companies from … Read more