Koichi Hamada is one of Shinzo Abe’s advisers
- Fed may also not want to raise rates so quickly after volatile stock market moves
- BOJ should stick with policy even if Kuroda isn’t in charge
- Labour market is fundamentally more important than the inflation target
These comments were out via WSJ overnight but not really picked up anywhere. With volatility on stock markets still high central banks will be watching closely to see if it’s due to their policy stances, and that’s something that could factor into future decisions.