The OMFIF Podcast

Bank of Japan: Monetary easing unlimited

March 19, 2020

Bank of Japan has announced additional monetary easing measures to blunt the impact of Covid-19 on financial markets. This followed the Federal Reserve's unexpected decision on 15 March to cut the federal funds to near-zero. Sayuri Shirai, professor of economics at Keio University, and Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economic research at HSBC, join OMFIF's Brandon Chye to explore what options are available to central banks, amid concerns over how effective intervention can really be.



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