11 Sep 2023

Japan's 10-year yield surged this morning to 0.70%, its highest level in almost a decade, following weekend comments by Bank of Japan (boj) Governor Kazuo Ueda

Ueda said the central bank’s lifting of its negative interest rate policy will become an option if wages and prices rise, revealing his thinking during an interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun. Ueda said that “there are various options” including lifting the negative interest rate policy once the central bank is confident that Japan has achieved sustainable price increases accompanied by rising wages. The negative interest rate policy is a pillar of the Bank of Japan’s large-scale monetary easing measures. While an easy monetary policy environment will be maintained for the time being, signs of factors could emerge that would allow a decision to be made by the end of the year, he indicated. This is the first time Ueda has given an exclusive interview to any media organization since taking office in April. Source: The Japan News, Tavi Costa, Bloomberg


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