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Japanese investors more cautious in offshore commitments: Natixis

September 17, 2021

TOKYO -- While global financial markets became more optimistic from March 2020 after the announcement of massive stimuli globally as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japanese investors have remained cautious in investing overseas, according to a new report from global financial group Natixis. Even in the first half of 2021, the report says, Japanese investors have been trimming their portfolio investment overseas.

Stability key as Asia moves towards a sovereign digital currency model

October 5, 2021

HONG KONG - Ratings agency Standard and Poors believes Asia-Pacific monetary authorities will likely continue to partner with commercial banks if, and when, they roll out central bank digital currencies (CBDCs)."Central banks will likely lean toward a model where banks and other financial intermediaries continue to play a strong intermediation role, rather than one where central banks alone manage their digital currencies," said S&P Global Ratings credit analyst Gavin Gunning.