The Oriental Economist - May 2016 Issue

posted by Richard Katz on May 07, 2016

Found in Global, Japan, categorized in Macro

Tags: Richard Katz TOE Kuroda Obama Japan economy

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Contrary to Kuroda’s expectation, the yen has continued strengthening despite the negative rates and is now up 6% from Feb. 28. The stock market has kept on falling and is now down 23% from its June 2015 level.


Richard Katz's May 2016 issue of the Oriental Economist Report includes reports on the Land of Negative Interest Rates-No free lunch, Opposition Coordination Fails - No Double Election, Abe-Putin Summit in Russia - Putin’ on the Ritz, Clinton, McConnell Say no ‘Lame Duck’ Vote- Putting the Kibosh on TPP, What should he say? - Obama at Hiroshima, Fixing US-PRC Trade and Investment-Focusing on the Real Issue, But Do Dominate Its Overseas Investment - SOEs Don’t Dominate China Exports and Lixil Corp.- Domestic to Global and Back.


About Richard Katz

Richard Katz is Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics In International Affairs, the New York correspondent for Weekly Toyo Keizai, a leading Japanese business magazine, and formerly the editor of The Oriental Economist Report, a monthly newsletter on Japan.

Mr. Katz has taught about Japan’s economy as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, and as a Visiting Lecturer in Economics at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook.

Mr. Katz is the author of two books on Japan's economic travails and has just finished a third book on reviving entrepreeurship in Japan.

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