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Credit risk in Japan's corporate bond market

From the fall of 1997 to the spring of 1999, yield spreads in Japan's corporate bond market increased sharply. An analysis of this rapid rise suggests that Japanese investors in corporate bonds may be paying closer attention to the credit risk of individual issuers. Such a shift in investor focus would represent a major change in the structure of this market.
Current Issues in Economics and Finance , Volume 5 , Issue Nov

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Exchange rates and profit margins: the case of Japanese exporters

When exchange rates shift, exporters must decide whether it is more important to maintain profit margins or to maintain stable export prices. This examination of Japanese exporters finds that these firms have taken a middle course: By altering their profit margins to some degree, the exporters moderate the exchange-rate-induced changes in prices seen by their foreign customers. The analysis finds that in the three major exporting industries - industrial machinery, electrical machinery, and transportation equipment - a 10 percent rise in the yen leads firms to lower profit margins on exports ...
Economic Policy Review , Volume 5 , Issue Apr , Pages 41-54

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Recent banking sector reforms in Japan

The author, chief manager of the financial system division of the Bank of Japan, discusses the Bank's recent efforts to maintain the stability of Japan's financial system.
Economic Policy Review , Volume 5 , Issue Jul , Pages 1-7

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Fair value accounting and regulatory capital requirements

This paper was presented at the conference "Financial services at the crossroads: capital regulation in the twenty-first century" as part of session 1, "Impact of capital requirements on bank risk taking: empirical evidence." The conference, held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on February 26-27, 1998, was designed to encourage a consensus between the public and private sectors on an agenda for capital regulation in the new century.
Economic Policy Review , Volume 4 , Issue Oct , Pages 33-43

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Measuring the relative marginal cost of debt and capital for banks (summary)

Economic Policy Review , Volume 4 , Issue Oct , Pages 45

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The U.S. trade deficit: a perspective from selected bilateral trade models

New England Economic Review , Issue May , Pages 19-31

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United States-Japanese trade: predictions using selected economic models

New England Economic Review , Issue May , Pages 26-37

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U.S economic performance: good fortune, bubble, or new era?

What accounts for the extraordinary performance of the U.S. economy in recent years? How is that we have been able to enjoy such strong economic growth and resulting low unemployment rates without an upturn in inflation? The author reviews the primary explanations offered for these unusually favorable circumstances - that the U.S. economy has been the beneficiary of temporary factors that have held down the inflation rate or that the U.S. economy has entered a new era of intensified competition and rising productivity growth in which inflation is less of a threat. She also discusses ...
New England Economic Review , Issue May , Pages 3-20

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The credit slowdown abroad

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Macroeconomic influences on the U.S.-Japan trade imbalance

Quarterly Review , Volume 11 , Issue Spr

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