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Bank of Japan Pushes Boundaries… Marginally



Over the past few months, there’s been much speculation that central banks will need to enhance its toolkit to deal with low inflation and stagnant economic growth. The Bank of Japan (BoJ) just made a half-hearted attempt at doing just that by announcing a regime change with two new-ish monetary…

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Views from the CIO: Bank of Japan’s Negative Interest Rate Policy, is the U.S. next?



In another effort to jump-start the stagnant Japanese economy, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) unexpectedly announced on January 29th that it was cutting its benchmark interest rate to -0.1%. The negative rate applies only to excess balances that exceed reserve requirements, thereby encouraging banks to…

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