April Tankan survey

On Sunday of last week, the Bank of Japan’s quarterly tankan manufacturing and non-manufacturing survey data was released. Covering the period of the first quarter, data showed that confidence among the larger manufacturing firms in Japan weakened for the first time in two years. The decline in confidence came as investors remained cautious o...

2018-04-13 John Benjamin Read more
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The manufacturing activity, based on the survey of manufacturers surged during the second quarter, data from the Bank of Japan's quarterly Tankan survey showed. What is the BoJ Tankan survey? The data showed that confidence in the manufacturing sector rose to the highest level in more than three years. The positive data added to the optimisti...

2017-07-26 John Benjamin Read more
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For any trader who has been trading the Japanese yen would have come across the Tankan surveys at some point in time. Although not as common as compared to other economic indicators, Japan's Tankan surveys are however taken seriously by market participants. So what is Japan's Tankan survey and what information does it hold for the Japanese econ...

2017-05-03 John Benjamin Read more