Senior officials at the BoJ and JFSA speak to Risk.net about QE, Basel III and more
Coherence of new Basel rules needs study, says BoJ deputy governor
"Clarification is now urgently needed" on counter-cyclical buffers, says JFSA deputy commissioner
BoJ’s Nakaso suggests moratorium after current rule-book changes are complete
New data shows drop in market depth, but QE is not threatened, says deputy governor
Institutions are creating demand for Topix options, outweighing supply
Letter to Fed governor challenges proposed regulation of foreign banks on the basis of inconsistency with international standards and restrictive liquidity rules
The BoJ's latest inflation targeting weapon could challenge its balance sheet strength
While foreign hedge funds have been driving down the value of the yen, now Japan insurers may strengthen the trend
Doubling Japan's inflation target has been viewed as a big deal internationally but players on the ground say the impact on the domestic inflation market has been limited
Japanese banks criticise proposed US regulation of foreign banking entities
Asia’s AMA anomalies
Helping banks by purchasing stock will create moral hazard, says Bank of Japan director-general
Surviving the storm
The Bank of Thailand and the country’s leading banks are moving to ensure the country’s payments systems do not grind to a halt due to Thailand’s worst flooding in 50 years. So far, Thailand’s high value settlement system as well as cash reserves...
A clash of ideologies
Hiromi Yamaoka from the Bank of Japan, Masao Hasegawa from MUFG, and Takashi Oyama from Norinchukin Bank explain the lessons learned following the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11. These include the importance of comprehensive business continuity...
Experience from Japan’s financial crisis in the 1990s showed the importance of maintaining the core intermediation function of banks by not placing an excessive regulatory burden on them, a lesson that US and European regulators may have failed to grasp,...
Intervention from Swiss and Japanese authorities last week to weaken currencies meets with mixed success and leaves trading desks facing uncertain environment
Bank of Japan veteran and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu partner, Tsuyoshi Oyama, discusses the changed role of central banks post-global financial crisis and potential conflicts with their new role.
The nuclear question