Mizuho Research Institute

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Name: Mizuho Research Institute
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Anticipation for Modi's reforms fuels investment turnaround in India

MUMBAI -- Business investment is roaring back in India as expectations grow for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reforms. Whether this trend will continue, however, will likely depend on how swiftly Modi's government can deliver this much anticipated ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Does Abenomics Work? - The Doubts Grow

Is something in the air? Do I detect a change in consensus on the way things are going in Japan? Certainly a slew of articles have been published in the financial press over the last month questioning where the Abenomics experiment is headed for. The ... [Published Seeking Alpha - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

ANALYSIS-Export recovery proves elusive for hollowed-out Japan

* Japan production capacity at 28-year low* Shrinking manufacturing base hurts exports* More Japanese firms plan to shift production overseas* Weak exports threaten Abe's economic agendaTOKYO, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Mazda Motor Corp has returned to profit ... [Published CNBC - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Japan current account balance back in black

The nation’s current account balance was in the black for the first time in two months in July, hitting ¥416.7 billion as the income from foreign investments rose to a record high for the month, outweighing the trade deficit, the government said Mond ... [Published Japan Times - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Japan's brokerages seize death tax opportunity

As Japanese families gathered earlier this month for the traditional "Obon" festival honoring ancestors, some elderly parents broached an awkward but increasingly critical topic: planning for inheritance.Japan's government will increase the inheritance ... [Published CNBC - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Japanese nonmanufacturers pressed to distinguish themselves

TOKYO -- Japanese businesses fell into two categories in the April-June quarter: winners and losers.Armed with globally competitive products, manufacturers logged a 9% boost in combined pretax profit for the three-month period marked by the April consumption ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

In chain reaction, interest rates fall in Europe, Japan, US

TOKYO -- A drop in long-term interest rates in Europe spread to Japan and the U.S., a sign of growing speculation that their central banks will have no choice to rely to monetary easing to deal with weaker economic growth.Long-term rates have been trending ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Japan's Economy Contracts Sharply

TOKYO--Japan's economy contracted sharply in the second quarter after a sales-tax increase in April sent household spending tumbling, which economists said could pressure the government to take additional stimulus measures.Real gross domestic product, ... [Published 4 Traders - Aug 13 2014]
Entities: Contracts, Japan, Shinzo Abe
First reported May 09 2014 - Updated May 09 2014 - 1 reports

Japan Growth Boosted by Pre Sales Tax Consumption

Japan’s economy probably grew the most in a year in the January-March quarter as consumers rushed to spend before a sales-tax increase, a Reuters poll showed, but persistent weakness in external demand could pose a risk to growth ahead. Analysts say ... [Published OANDA Forex Blog - May 09 2014]
First reported Apr 30 2014 - Updated Apr 30 2014 - 1 reports

Japan Industrial Output Rises 0.3 Percent in March

Japan’s industrial production index in March rose 0.3 percent from the previous month, backed by automakers trying to recoup their fall in output following record heavy snowfall in February, government data showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted ... [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Apr 30 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

The BOJ Tie: Light Blue for Optimism?

Does the tie color of BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda have any wider significance?Bloomberg News Was light blue the possible color code for the Bank of Japan governor’s light-hearted and optimistic stance on Tuesday? In the BOJ’s first post-meeting news conference ... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Japan Diaper Shortage: It’s A Real Problem

A Japan diaper shortage sounds like the opening to a bad joke, but it is actually a real problem and causing distress for Japanese parents. The shortage is caused by Japan’s attempt to avoid a high sales tax increase. When consumers learned of the approaching ... [Published WebProNews Feed - Apr 02 2014]

Quotes

"It is still unclear if high levels of investment will continue," said Koji Kobayashi, senior economist at the Mizuho Research Institute. "It will depend on how decisively the government can carry out reforms."
...work once do any better the second time round? And anyway, Hurhiko Kuroda himself seems to be trying to talk down expectations in this regard . "Japan's economy has been on a path suggesting that the price stability target of 2 percent will be achieved as expected" he told business executives in Osaka last week, adding that "exchange-rate stability is extremely important"...
...4 percent since late 2012 despite the yen's plunge during the same time, according to Masaki Kuwahara, senior economist at Nomura Securities. "For companies that are operating on a global scale, they have decided to adopt a strategy that does not depend on or respond to fluctuations in currencies" said Kuwahara. Manufacturers made a record 20.6 percent of their goods at plants abroad in fiscal 2012, most recent Cabinet Office data shows...
"There's a major distortion in Japan with funds heavily concentrated among the elderly. Trying to change that is worthwhile" said Yasuo Yamamoto, senior economist at Mizuho Research Institute

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Anticipation for Modi's reforms fuels investmen... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Sep 19 2014]
Does Abenomics Work? - The Doubts Grow [Published Seeking Alpha - Sep 19 2014]
ANALYSIS-Export recovery proves elusive for hol... [Published CNBC - Sep 16 2014]
Japan current account balance back in black [Published Japan Times - Sep 08 2014]
Japan's brokerages seize death tax opportunity [Published CNBC - Aug 29 2014]
Japan's brokerages seize opportunity as death t... [Published CNBC - Aug 28 2014]
Japanese nonmanufacturers pressed to distinguis... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Aug 22 2014]
In chain reaction, interest rates fall in Europ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Aug 15 2014]
Japan's Economy Contracts Sharply [Published 4 Traders - Aug 13 2014]
Japan Growth Boosted by Pre Sales Tax Consumption [Published OANDA Forex Blog - May 09 2014]
BOJ Beat: Will Kuroda Let Key Policy Architect Go? [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - May 02 2014]
Japan Industrial Output Rises 0.3 Percent in March [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Apr 30 2014]
The BOJ Tie: Light Blue for Optimism? [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Apr 09 2014]
Japan Diaper Shortage: It’s A Real Problem [Published WebProNews Feed - Apr 02 2014]
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Japan Growth Boosted by Pre Sales Tax Consumption [Published OANDA Forex Blog - May 09 2014]
Japan’s economy probably grew the most in a year in the January-March quarter as consumers rushed to spend before a sales-tax increase, a Reuters poll showed, but persistent weakness in external demand could pose a risk to growth ahead. Analysts say ...
BOJ Beat: Will Kuroda Let Key Policy Architect Go? [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - May 02 2014]
European Pressphoto Agency Just as the Bank of Japan’s war against deflation enters a crucial stage, time is running out for an official seen as Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda’s right-hand man. The fixed four-year term for Masayoshi Amamiya as executive director ...
Japan Industrial Output Rises 0.3 Percent in March [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Apr 30 2014]
Japan’s industrial production index in March rose 0.3 percent from the previous month, backed by automakers trying to recoup their fall in output following record heavy snowfall in February, government data showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted ...
The BOJ Tie: Light Blue for Optimism? [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Apr 09 2014]
Does the tie color of BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda have any wider significance?Bloomberg News Was light blue the possible color code for the Bank of Japan governor’s light-hearted and optimistic stance on Tuesday? In the BOJ’s first post-meeting news conference ...
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