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Japan’s Abe situation part 2

Many media reports are suggesting that Yoshihide Suga is leading the race to be Japan’s next prime minister, with a main question being whether he, without a large faction of his own, will just be a temporary placeholder for new leader.

Japan's Abe Situation

It is attention-grabbing for some analysts and soothsayers to speculate on politics, but this is no casual matter.

Asian equity monthly – July 2020

Regional markets enjoyed another bout of strong performance in July. Global market sentiment remained buoyant due to optimism about the development of a vaccine for COVID-19; upbeat earnings of big technology companies; and assurance from the US Federal Reserve (Fed) that monetary policies would remain highly accommodative in the foreseeable future.

Asian Fixed Income Monthly - July 2020

US Treasury (UST) yields traded in a very tight range, with the yield curve ending flatter in July.

Multi-Asset Monthly - August 2020

The global economic recovery is continuing, although at a marginally slower pace; this is to be expected considering the impact of the second COVID-19 wave on the US sunbelt.

Japan Equity Monthly - July 2020

The Japanese equity market dropped in July, with the TOPIX (w/dividends) declining 4.02% on-month and the Nikkei 225 (w/dividends) falling 2.60%.