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Japan’s Transition Out of the Lost Decades

| March 20, 2024

For the first time in 17 years, the Bank of Japan (“BoJ”) hiked its target interest rate from -0.1% to 0-0.1%, effectively ending its unique policy of maintaining negative interest rates. Despite how nominal this change may seem, the hike represents a major shift for Japan. Kara discusses implications for investors and the flow of global funds in this week’s Markets in a Minute.