Is the party over for the Bank of Japan?

Can you imagine a party thrown by the Bank of Japan at which its officials encourage guests to become roaring drunk? That was the clever metaphor used by reporter Patti Domm of CNBC to explain a hugely important issue with is hidden behind a horrible, jargonistic name: Quantitative & Qualitative Easing (QQE). Party time In […]

Read More

Why don’t Japanese want more pay?

In most countries, people clamour for a pay rise. For example in Germany this week, eighty manufacturing companies have been hit by strikes as unions demand a six percent increase in pay and a cut in people’s working hours.   But in Japan, it seems, there is not such a big demand for more money […]

Read More

Investment Boss is Betting on Japan Boom

One of the most influential women in international finance has announced that Japan will be at the forefront of her investment strategy this year. Sonja Laud, who is the head of equity investment at Fidelity International, says that Japan stands out as “a very attractive opportunity.” She says the main attraction is Japan’s recent return […]

Read More