Month: May 2016

Japan’s Massive Trade Surplus

    Japan’s first trade surplus was reported in March 2015 at 229.3 billion yen above the market expectation of 44.6 billion yen. Exports rose by 8.5% on account of weaker yen while imports fell by 14.5%, on the back of the falling oil prices. […]

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Key highlights of the 2016/17 budget

    The recent highlights of the budget included forecasted 2016/17 underlying cash deficit to be of the order of $37.1 billion, while underlying cash deficit is expected to fall to $6 billion in 2019-20. The federal budget indicated that the deficit over the upcoming […]

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YEN’S STRONG MOVE AGAINST DOLLAR

BOJ decision triggered Yen rally JPY/USD delivered an outstanding rally last week and generated over 5.1% returns in the week of April 24, 2016. Market experts estimated that Bank of Japan would grant more economic aid and ease monetary policy via a hike in the […]

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UK AND THE TAKE ON EU REFERENDUM

Background to EU Referendum David Cameron, the prime minister of UK in January 2013 had assured its citizens that if the Conservative Party won the parliamentary majority at the 2015 general elections, his government would negotiate better terms for continuing to be EU Member or […]

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