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Statistics on Securities Financing Transactions in Japan

2 days ago

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Explanation / Related Research Papers
Releases
Notices of Changes and Corrections
Explanation / Related Research Papers
Explanation of "Statistics on Securities Financing Transactions in Japan"
Releases
Table : Releases
Date
Detail
Data
Jan. 27, 2020
December 2019
 [XLSX 90KB]
Jan. 27, 2020
December 2019
 [PDF 204KB]
Notices of Changes and CorrectionsNotices of Changes
Jan. 10, 2020
Release of "Statistics on Securities Financing Transactions in Japan" 
Notices of Corrections

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Bank of Japan Accounts (January 20)

7 days ago

January 22, 2020
Bank of Japan

Assets
(thousand yen)

Gold
441,253,409
Cash1
177,133,425
Japanese government securities
481,855,211,984
Commercial paper2
2,232,575,876
Corporate bonds3
3,190,798,717
Pecuniary trusts (stocks held as trust property)4
754,427,003
Pecuniary trusts (index-linked exchange-traded funds held as trust property)5
28,341,390,035
Pecuniary trusts (Japan real estate investment trusts held as trust property)6
554,041,706
Loans (excluding those to the Deposit Insurance Corporation)
48,647,060,000
Foreign currency assets7
6,712,107,493
Deposits with agents8
48,580,427
Others
743,116,495
Total
573,697,696,575

Liabilities and Net Assets
(thousand yen)
Banknotes
109,435,013,972
Current deposits

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Central bank group to assess potential cases for central bank digital currencies

8 days ago

January 21, 2020
Bank of Japan
The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Sveriges Riksbank and the Swiss National Bank, together with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), have created a group to share experiences as they assess the potential cases for central bank digital currency (CBDC) in their home jurisdictions.
The group will assess CBDC use cases; economic, functional and technical design choices, including cross-border interoperability; and the sharing of knowledge on emerging technologies. It will closely coordinate with the relevant institutions and forums — in particular, the Financial Stability Board and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI).
The group will

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Regional Economic Report (Summary) (Jan. 2020)

14 days ago

This report summarizes the reports from all regional research divisions, mainly at the Bank’s branches in Japan, and is based on data and other information gathered for the meeting of general managers of the Bank’s branches held today. The English translation is based on the Japanese original.
January 15, 2020 Bank of Japan
Full Text [PDF 285KB]
I. Regional Economic Assessments (Overview)
According to assessments from regions across Japan, all nine regions reported that their economy had been either expanding or recovering. The background to this was that domestic demand, in terms of such items as business fixed investment and private consumption, had continued on an uptrend, with a virtuous cycle from income to spending operating in both the

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Bank of Japan Accounts (January 10)

14 days ago

January 15, 2020
Bank of Japan

Assets
(thousand yen)

Gold
441,253,409
Cash1
177,667,586
Japanese government securities
481,562,150,325
Commercial paper2
2,138,676,776
Corporate bonds3
3,190,798,717
Pecuniary trusts (stocks held as trust property)4
770,398,788
Pecuniary trusts (index-linked exchange-traded funds held as trust property)5
28,264,736,352
Pecuniary trusts (Japan real estate investment trusts held as trust property)6
554,041,706
Loans (excluding those to the Deposit Insurance Corporation)
48,658,960,000
Foreign currency assets7
6,719,780,794
Deposits with agents8
10,595,885
Others
740,449,844
Total
573,229,510,187

Liabilities and Net Assets
(thousand yen)
Banknotes
110,587,904,263
Current deposits

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Release of “Statistics on Securities Financing Transactions in Japan”

19 days ago

January 10, 2020
Financial Markets Department
Bank of Japan
In November 2015, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) released a report on standards and processes for global securities financing data collection and aggregation for reporting of aggregates by national/regional authorities to the FSB. In accordance with those standards, in Japan, the Financial Services Agency and the Bank of Japan collect data on securities financing transactions in the domestic market.
The Bank of Japan has decided to release part of that collected data as Statistics on Securities Financing Transactions in Japan from January 27, 2020. The details are as follows.

table : outline
Title
Statistics on Securities Financing Transactions in Japan
Time of release
15th business

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80th Opinion Survey

20 days ago

January 9, 2020
Public Relations Department Bank of Japan

Full Text [PDF 1,231 KB]
Survey Outline
Survey period : From November 7 to December 3, 2019.
Population of the Survey : Individuals living in Japan who are at least 20 years of age.
Sample size : 4,000 people (2,107 people [i.e., 52.7 percent of the overall sample size] provided valid responses to questions).
Sampling method : Stratified two-stage random sampling method.
Survey methodology : Questionnaire survey (mail survey method).

Impression of Present Economic Conditions Compared with One Year Ago Percent, percentage points

77th survey(Mar 2019)
78th survey(Jun 2019)
79th survey(Sep 2019)
80th survey(Dec 2019)
Have improved (A)

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