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 ...

Apr 14, 2016

Japan's biggest bank criticizes BOJ policy for fueling anxiety

The top executive of Japan’s biggest bank delivered a rare criticism of the central bank on Thursday, saying its negative-interest-rate policy has contributed to anxiety among households and companies and prolonging it may weaken financial institutions. “Both households and businesses have become skeptical about ...