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BOJ adopts “global standard” inflation target… With the Kuroda BOJ’s announcement of unprecedented easing measures, it is perhaps easy to forget the significance of the Bank’s adoption of an inflation target already in January, given the long years of debate that led up to that event.
Chinese Capital Markets
China has announced many deregulatory measures since unveiling an ambitious deregulatory agenda for its securities industry at the Conference on Innovation and Development of Securities Companies nearly a year ago. How securities firms respond to deregulation will be a key focal point going forward.
Japan's Financial Services Agency has unveiled plans to rescind the emergency short-selling restrictions imposed during the 2008 financial crisis and replace them with revised permanent regulations.Its proposed revisions are timely and sensible. They should help to improve market liquidity and price formation.
Some funds are starting to pursue relatively high returns by lending money to credit-starved Chinese SMEs. Although the potential returns are attractive, such lending poses practical challenges.