Aug 5, 2016

BOJ to weigh enhancing, but not paring, monetary easing actions

The Bank of Japan will discuss ways to strengthen monetary easing measures upon reviewing the current massive easing campaign at its next Policy Board meeting in September, sources said Thursday. Fresh measures may be adopted at the Sept. 20-21 meeting, the sources said. BOJ ...

Jul 29, 2016

Japan's consumer prices off for fourth straight month in June

Japan’s consumer prices fell 0.5 percent in June from a year earlier for the fourth straight month of decline, the government said Friday, adding pressure on the Bank of Japan to further ease monetary policy to boost inflation. The core consumer price index, which ...

Group of 20 hopes for close partnership between Britain, EU

Jul 24, 2016

Group of 20 hopes for close partnership between Britain, EU

The Group of 20 finance chiefs vowed Sunday to use “all policy tools” to pursue growth as Britain’s decision last month to leave the European Union adds to the uncertainty in the global economy amid terrorism and other challenges. Finance ministers and central bank ...

Japan's CPI seen falling again in June, more headaches for BOJ

Jul 22, 2016

Japan's CPI seen falling again in June, more headaches for BOJ

Japan’s consumer prices were expected to fall in June for the fourth straight month, a Reuters poll found, keeping alive market expectations the central bank will expand an already massive stimulus program to hit its 2 percent price goal. Separate data next week is ...

Jun 17, 2016

Japan household assets mark first drop in nearly six years

Assets held by Japanese households dropped 0.6 percent at the end of March from a year earlier to ¥1.7 quadrillion, taking a hit from a strong yen and subsequent sharp falls in stock prices, Bank of Japan data showed Friday. The figure, which fell ...