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Monetary and Economic Studies (2020)

4 days ago

Monetary and Economic Studies is published each year, by the Bank of Japan’s
Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies (IMES). In line with IMES policy,
the publication seeks to provide information on monetary and economic issues to
the general public. Articles include research achievements by the staff and
visiting scholars, and selected works from the proceedings of conferences
sponsored by IMES.
Views expressed in Monetary and Economic Studies are those
of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Bank of Japan or
IMES.
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Click the title to obtain an abstract of the thesisVol.38 / November 2020

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System Maintenance Notice

4 days ago

November 20, 2020
Bank of Japan
As announced on November 6, the search service of the Bank of Japan’s website (www.boj.or.jp/en/index.htm) will not be available due to system maintenance from 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020, until 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020, Japan Standard Time.

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Release of Latest “Loans and Bills Discounted by Sector” and “Loans to Households” Data

8 days ago

November 17, 2020
Bank of Japan
The most recent 2020:Q3 figures for "Loans and Bills Discounted by Sector" and "Loans to Households" are now available at "BOJ Time-Series Data Search."
In line with this release, figures for "Loans and Bills Discounted by Sector" and "Loans to Households" have been revised from the second quarter of 2013 through the second quarter of 2020 for the following data series.
Loans and Bills Discounted by Sector (Outstanding, Loans for Fixed Investment)

"Domestically Licensed Banks (Banking Accounts, Trust Accounts and Overseas Office Accounts)", "Banking Accounts of Domestically Licensed Banks" and "Other Financial Institutions"

Loans and Bills Discounted by Sector (Outstanding, Loans for Fixed Investment )

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Speech by Board Member ADACHI in Nagano (Economic Activity, Prices, and Monetary Policy in Japan)

12 days ago

日本語

ADACHI Seiji
Member of the Policy Board
November 12, 2020
Full Text [PDF 263KB]
Figures [PDF 233KB]
I. Impact of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Economic Developments at Home and Abroad
A. Developments regarding COVID-19
I would like to begin my speech by talking about developments regarding COVID-19.
The outbreak of COVID-19 was first identified in China in January 2020, spreading to Europe from late February. The number of confirmed cases in Europe and the United States peaked out temporarily in around April, but thereafter the disease spread rapidly to emerging economies other than China. Developments regarding COVID-19 continue to warrant attention as a resurgence in confirmed cases has been observed recently in the United

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Bank of Japan Accounts (November 10)

12 days ago

November 12, 2020
Bank of Japan

Assets
(thousand yen)

Gold
441,253,409
Cash1
167,519,202
Japanese government securities
535,785,456,009
Commercial paper2
4,292,661,672
Corporate bonds3
6,034,019,622
Pecuniary trusts (stocks held as trust property)4
629,267,400
Pecuniary trusts (index-linked exchange-traded funds held as trust property)5
34,847,779,936
Pecuniary trusts (Japan real estate investment trusts held as trust property)6
641,225,946
Loans (excluding those to the Deposit Insurance Corporation)
107,429,845,000
Foreign currency assets7
6,915,848,568
Deposits with agents8
7,863,270
Others
741,441,735
Total
697,934,181,774

Liabilities and Net Assets
(thousand yen)
Banknotes
113,755,800,816
Current deposits

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Release of Latest “Amounts Outstanding of Deposits by Depositor” Data

13 days ago

November 12, 2020
Bank of Japan
The most recent figures of fiscal half-year data of September 2020 for "Amounts Outstanding of Deposits by Depositor" are now available at "BOJ Time-Series Data Search."
In line with this release, figures for "Amounts Outstanding of Deposits by Depositor" have been revised March 2020 for the following data series.
Amounts Outstanding of Deposits by Depositor (End of Period) (FHdata) (Shinkin Banks)
Note that the Bank of Japan’s publications on statistical data may include the above data series.

Inquiries
Economic Statistics Division, Research and Statistics Department
E-mail : [email protected]

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System Maintenance Notice

18 days ago

November 6, 2020
Bank of Japan
Due to system maintenance, the search service of the Bank of Japan’s website (www.boj.or.jp/en/index.htm) will not be available from 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020, until 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020, Japan Standard Time.

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Seventeenth Meeting of the Cross-Industry Committee on Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks

19 days ago

November 5, 2020
Financial Markets Department
Bank of Japan
The seventeenth meeting of the Cross-Industry Committee on Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks was held on November 5, 2020.
The items discussed at the meeting are available on the "Cross-Industry Committee on Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks" page of the Bank of Japan’s website. The meeting minutes of the seventeenth meeting will be released on the same page.
Inquiries
Market Infrastructure Division, Financial Markets Department
E-mail : [email protected]

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