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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Asia Pacific

Asia at the Forefront: Growth Challenges for the Next Decade and Beyond

Growth in the first half of 2018 was softer than in 2017, especially in advanced economies.

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2014

Moving from Liquidity- to Growth-Driven Markets

Advanced and emerging economies need to shift from liquidity- to growth-driven markets during this transitional period for the global financial system.

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Source: Japan : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Systemic Risk Analysis and Stress Testing the Financial Sector

Volume/Issue: 2017/285

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484319819

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Japan

A comprehensive set of stress tests and interconnectedness were conducted to assess the resilience of Japan's financial system and shed light on linkages and potential vulnerabilities. Japan has one of the largest...

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Source: Japan : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Regulation and Supervision of Securities

Volume/Issue: 2017/284

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484319789

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Japan

Japanese securities firms consist of a very heterogeneous group of firms, ranging from major global players to purely domestic firms that conduct only limited activities. At one end, the firms include two major ind...

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Source: Japan : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Detailed Assessment of Observance on Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision

Volume/Issue: 2017/282

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484319710

Keywords: Japan, Asia and Pacific

Banking regulations and supervisory processes have undergone significant improvements since the last Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP). The Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) is in the process of refor...

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Source: Japan : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Insurance Sector Regulation and Supervision

Volume/Issue: 2017/281

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484319697

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Japan

The Japanese insurance sector is characterized by a mature market, high concentration, and the predominance of life insurance products with interest guarantees. The insurance sector represents 13 percent of total f...

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Source: Japan : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Long-Term Challenges for Financial Intermediation

Volume/Issue: 2017/283

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484319741

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Japan

Sustained demographic change can have potentially significant effects on the economy and the financial system. Aging can affect financial intermediation through its effects on potential growth, on the term structur...

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Source: Japan : Financial System Stability Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2017/244

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484313435

Keywords: Japan, Asia and Pacific

Weak growth and low interest rates, together with underlying demographic headwinds, are posing chronic challenges for the financial system. Despite accommodative financial conditions, sluggish domestic demand have...

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Source: Japan : Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2012/208

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475506334

Keywords: financial institutions, financial stability, bond, bond yields, government bond

The Japanese economy has shown robust growth after the March 2011 Great East Japan earthquake. Post-earthquake, Japan has had to deal with devastating human toll and destruction, while businesses and households hav...

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Source: Japan : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2009/211

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451820744

Keywords: debt, interest, interest rate, deficit

This Selected Issues paper focuses on Japan's public debt and the challenges facing small- and medium-size enterprises in Japan. Historically, Japan's public debt has been financed in a fairly smooth manner. The la...

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Source: Japan : Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes-FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Volume/Issue: 2004/187

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451820508

Keywords: money laundering, law enforcement, terrorism, financing of terrorism, international cooperation

This Report reviews the Observance of Standards and Codes on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) for Japan. The assess...

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Source: Japan : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2011/182

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2011

ISBN: 9781462329458

Keywords: government securities, bond, capital losses, bond portfolios

The Japanese Government Bond (JGB) market has been stable in Japan since the earthquake, but the factors holding down JGB yields could diminish over time. To limit these risks, fiscal policy should aim to reduce pu...