The Bank of Japan announced changes that could allow its yield curve control program to expire gradually if economic conditions are favorable.
We expect an acceleration of strategic investments into onshore China bonds as these securities join emerging market and global bond indexes.
The governing coalition of Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and the smaller Komeito Party staged a big win in the snap election. Although recent public polls indicated a victory, the final tally was on the higher side of consensus expectations, including ours.
After Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on 3 August, the big question is whether his administration can regain public support. In just the last two months, Abe's public approval ratings have plunged to around 30% – low enough to raise red flags.