BOJ adjustments signal limits to monetary easing

| Dec 19, 2015

BOJ adjustments signal limits to monetary easing

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The policy adjustments announced by the Bank of Japan on Friday may indicate there are limits to the drastic monetary easing policy the central bank launched to stoke 2 percent inflation. The moves to increase the BOJ’s purchases of exchange-traded funds and broaden the ...

Dec 18, 2015

Abe's Cabinet OKs ¥3.5 trillion extra budget to support economy

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet approved an extra budget Friday worth ¥3.5 trillion for this fiscal year through March to bolster the economy through enhanced welfare services and a more competitive farm sector. The fiscal 2015 supplementary budget plan is designed to realize the ...

Dec 15, 2015

BOJ gains confidence in Japan's economy; cheap oil a threat

Bank of Japan officials are gaining confidence in the resilience of the nation’s economy, while keeping a close eye on the impact of low oil prices on inflation expectations, according to people familiar with the central bank’s discussions. Indicators have improved in the run-up ...

Weak economic data underline pitfalls of Abenomics

Nov 27, 2015

Weak economic data underline pitfalls of Abenomics

Japan on Friday published a string of mostly weak economic data, the first major figures since news that the world’s No. 3 economy had slipped back into recession. A key inflation gauge showed prices fell in October from a year ago, while spending by ...