1.27 million protesters across France oppose pension reform | Reuters

Large-scale protests took place across France against the government’s proposed pension reform. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes [パリ 31日 ロイター] – Large-scale protests were held across France on the 31st against the government’s plan to reform the pension system. A total of 1,272,000 people took part in the protests across the country, according to the Interior Ministry. A … Read more

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: Yen appreciation called by Japan-US monetary policy “ vector reversal ”, 110 yen = Yasuya Ueno | Reuters

Yasunari Ueno Mizuho Securities Chief Market Economist [Tokyo, 3rd]- The biggest shock to financial markets in 2022 was the monetary policies of the US and European central banks, including the US Federal Reserve Board (FRB). The biggest shock to the financial markets in 2022 was the monetary policy of the US and European central banks, … 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: Next year’s Japanese stocks face global recession risk and yen appreciation = Norihiro Fujito | Reuters

Norihiro Fujito, Chief Investment Strategist, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities [Tokyo 7th]- Powell, Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Board (FRB), has a wide range of policy stances. Until last year, he consistently repeated his view that “high prices are temporary” and that “we can be patient with rate hikes.” However, signs of change emerged … Read more

NISA expansion, doubling to 56 trillion yen in 5 years “Both are permanent”, Prime Minister Kishida | Reuters

On November 25th, the government announced the “asset income doubling plan,” which aims to double the total number of accounts under the tax exemption system for small investments (NISA) to 34 million and the investment amount to 56 trillion yen over five years. summarized. Photo courtesy of Prime Minister Kishida. Photographed in Tokyo in October … Read more

Angle: Investors who are hesitant to declare the end of the dollar’s strength, are frustrated many times in the hope of Fed policy changes | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors are reluctant to bet on a sustained weakness in the dollar, as the U.S. Federal Reserve may slow its pace of interest rate hikes as the dollar unravels. I hesitate. NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors are hesitant to bet on a sustained weakness in the dollar, as the U.S. Federal … Read more

US President Biden, not worried about strong dollar “The lack of growth in other countries is a problem” | Reuters

PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday that he is not worried about the strength of the dollar, saying he is open to a strong dollar. He said he was concerned about the economic situation in countries other than the United States. “In the U.S. economy, the domestic situation is very … 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