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Bank of Japan Explained: What Is the BoJ?

Bank of Japan Explained: What Is the BoJ?

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) is responsible for maintaining the financial stability of the world’s fourth-largest economy, and over the past century and a half has faced challenges and changes in its mission to provide an adequate environment for a flourishing economy.

Timing of ECB Cut Hangs on Wage Data

Timing of ECB Cut Hangs on Wage Data

The ECB is expected to keep rates unchanged on Thursday, April 11th, but investors hope to get clarity on a potential June rate cut. However, the ECB has already communicated that the focus remains on inflation and wage data expected just before June. Could we be in for a surprise change in the ECB's stance?

FOMC Meeting: What You Need to Know

FOMC Meeting: What You Need to Know

On March 19-20, 2024, in the second FOMC meeting of the year, despite anticipations of rate cuts, the Fed maintained rates unchanged for the 5th time in a row, while hinting at 3 cuts soon.

Japan Ends Negative Rates Era: Farewell to Free Money?

Japan Ends Negative Rates Era: Farewell to Free Money?

The Bank of Japan raises interest rates for the first time in 17 years and discontinues its yield curve control policy. Let's delve deeper into the implications of these decisions and the reasons behind the Bank of Japan's vote for these changes.


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