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BOJ cuts key interest rate to 0.1% to try and boost Japan's economy

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The BOJ is shooting on blanks, every national banks nightmare. Its only other valid option is to lower interest rates from 0.1% to 0.05%. During the good years, 2004-08, the BOJ should have raised interest rates to a steady 1.5% or 2.5%. Then they would have had something to play with now.

However the belief that Japan was gonna live on a cheap yen and the resulting exports, which were subsidizing a failed domestic economy, forever was too tempting for them to behave responsibly.

Last port of call will be BOJ intervention in the FX and watch the flack that will come with that (Europe) 'If the Japanese can devalue their currency, why can't we?' (China) 'Yeah we'll have some of that.'

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God forbid Japanese get to hold a currency that's worth something! If you take this to its logical Keynesian conclusion we should just force everyone to spend every cent....that'll make us all rich!!

Personally, I prefer to have a currency with value. The dollar is going to hyperinflate to Zimbabwean Weimar Republic levels, and if Japan follows it down the slide we're all screwed.

Note to Japan: You don't need the U.S economy. They are bringing you down, and every cent you lend them is a cent you won't get paid back. Time to enjoy the fruits of your own labor and let them (my homeland no less) wallow in the mess they've made through easy credit from the Fed.

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free money! woohoo!!

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Do they need cash flow when top automakers and elec makers are suspending their production.

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Buy AUD while the Yen is strong and get a good term-deposit rate in Australia!

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Michael, but pay transaction fees and then tax on the interest and more transaction fees when you bring it back. The AUD is gonna tank next year so better to buy US corporate bonds now.

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Buy AUD while the Yen is strong and get a good term-deposit rate in Australia!

sure, and wait a few years for the Aussie dollar to rebound on the back of US growth and emerging market demand for resources. No thanks. I have better ways to make my money than bet on an Aussie dollar. I would rather bet on the Kiwi. The Kiwi can rebound much faster.

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I would rather bet on the Kiwi. The Kiwi can rebound much faster.

Agreed, as long as NZ can get its deficit in order, which it hasn't since the mid-90s

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That is because the communists have been in control forever. Damn Nanny state. Now that Mr. Key is in we should see some capital gains. (Sorry to offend any kiwis. I am just an investor)

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titanic, chairs moved.

yen has not moved much at all after this BOJ announcement.

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yen has not moved much ...

Perception is 99% reality, reality is not the truth. The truth is, dollars are scary little pieces of Fed paper. Inflation anyone?

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The BOJ has no room to manoeuvre. Cant raise rates to give savers more money to spend as it will strengthen the Yen even more. Cant lower them enough to have an effect on borrowing and therefore spending as there's almost nothing left to cut.

Buying bonds and essentially recapitalising businesses is all thats left. Will it be enough to tide businesses over until market fortunes rise?

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sorry guys, a war may be in the brew...as always,the war machine runs the world...what the rich want now is payback, payback to set up the next century of scams and triva...learn to play ,allow your money to grow...take a chance..make a billion...join the gruop...hahahah...China has the right plan...listen and learn....etf on china nnooww

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Government cuts the rate. The market decides the worth of the yen. The government intervenes. People who saved money, lose money/are robbed of worth. Gotta love government, screwing people over time and time again! Dear Leader Taro Aso has decreed this pleases him and the Japanese Government greatly.

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