Bank of Japan announced to keep interest rates and Treasury yield targets unchanged
After the interest rate meeting, the Bank of Japan announced that it would maintain interest rates and 10-year Treasury yield targets unchanged, in line with market expectations. However, the central bank unexpectedly announced that it will substantially expand the size of its current special loan plan of about 75 trillion yen to 110 trillion yen. And reiterated that it will continue to maintain the asset purchase plan, if necessary, will not hesitate to take more action. In addition, the central bank also expects short-term and long-term interest rates to remain at current levels, and the economy will remain extremely severe for a period of time. As for current inflation, the central bank expects that the annual inflation rate will stay at zero or fall to a negative value for a period of time. Since the impact of the epidemic on the economy is highly uncertain, the central bank is paying close attention to the impact of the epidemic. And promised to continue to actively buy ETFs, Japan Real Estate Trust Funds (J-REITs), and through the purchase of Japanese government bonds, US dollar fund operations, to provide the market with unlimited yen and foreign exchange fund provisions.
Trump plans to launch a $1 trillion infrastructure plan
According to Bloomberg quoted sources, President Trump is planning to launch an infrastructure plan worth US$1 trillion to promote the recovery of the US economy. The preliminary version uses most of the funds for projects such as roads and bridges, but will also set aside funds for 5G wireless infrastructure and rural broadband. With the expectation of both fiscal and monetary stimulus policies, the demand for dollar hedging has been significantly weakened.
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