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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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Views from the CIO: An Underappreciated Growth Story in Japan



I recently came back from a trip to Japan and I’m quite impressed with what I saw. I’m not just talking about the beautiful Tokyo fall scenery. I’m talking about the investment environment that is changing positively; albeit very slowly. Japan being in a “technical” recession as the GDP…

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