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: OPEC +, if crude oil is aimed at 90 dollars, demand will collapse 50 dollars | Reuters

[ローンセストン(オーストラリア) 6日 ロイター] – OPEC Plus, which consists of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-member oil-producing countries such as Russia, decided in October to cut production by 100,000 barrels per day, but this has virtually no impact on the market. It is tempting to consider it as zero. The Organization of … Read more

Interest rate hikes may continue, pace may slow down = FOMC minutes | Reuters

[ワシントン 17日 ロイター] – Fed policymakers said U.S. inflationary pressures were easing in the minutes of the July 26-27 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting released by the Federal Reserve on Wednesday. “There is little evidence,” it said, citing a policy of slowing the economy as much as necessary to curb inflation. The Fed’s July … Read more

Russian currency ruble depreciates, breaks through 58 rubles against the dollar Interest rate cut | Reuters

The ruble was sold in the Russian market on the 25th of the week and exceeded 58 rubles against the dollar. Taken in February (2022 Reuters / Dado Ruvic) [モスコー 25日 ロイター] –The ruble was sold in the Russian market on the 25th of the week and exceeded 58 rubles against the dollar. With tax … Read more

Crude oil futures rebound, supported by tight supply | Reuters

Crude oil futures in Asian time rebounded from a sharp drop in overnight trading. Supported by tight supply and rising summer demand. The photo was taken in Texas, USA in August 2018 (2022 Reuters / Nick Oxford) [Singapore 16th Reuters]–Asian time crude oil futures rebounded from a sharp drop in overnight trading. Supported by tight … Read more

Full US FOMC Statement | Reuters

Overall economic activity fell slightly in the first quarter, but household spending and corporate capital investment remained strong. Taken in June 2017 (2022 Reuters / Joshua Roberts) [Washington, 4th Reuters]-Overall economic activity fell slightly in the first quarter, but household spending and corporate capital investment remained strong. Employment growth has been solid in recent months … Read more

Focus on FOMC, 0.5% rate hike or asset compression focus = US stock market this week | Reuters

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), which will be held on March 3-4, will be the hottest topic in the week-long US stock market starting May 2. The photo is a sign on Wall Street. Taken in April last year (2022 Reuters / Carlo Allegri) [New York, 29th, Reuters]-The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), which … Read more

Focus: US 2-10 Year Bond Yield Reversal, Is Recession Really Coming | Reuters

[New York, 29th Reuters]–A “reverse yield” phenomenon occurred in the US Treasury market on the 29th, when the yield of 2-year bonds exceeded that of 10-year bonds. As a result, many people are worried that the recession of the US economy is finally approaching. On March 29, a “reverse yield” phenomenon occurred in the US … Read more

Price 2% is a distant economic environment, there is no shift to tightening = BOJ Kataoka | Reuters

On March 24, the Bank of Japan’s deliberation committee member Goshi Kataoka held a press conference after the Aomori Prefecture Financial and Economic Advisory Panel. The photo was taken at the Bank of Japan head office in Tokyo in July 2017 (2022 Reuters / Issei Kato) [Tokyo, 24th, Reuters]–The Bank of Japan’s deliberation committee member, … Read more