May 7, 2015

Japan's monetary base rose 35.6% to another record in April

Japan’s monetary base stood at a record ¥305.88 trillion ($2.56 trillion) at the end of April, up 35.6 percent from a year earlier, as the Bank of Japan continued to provide more liquidity to raise the inflation rate to its targeted 2 percent, BOJ ...

Apr 30, 2015

BOJ refrains from boosting stimulus even as inflation fades

The Bank of Japan on Thursday refrained from boosting monetary stimulus even after inflation came to a halt, with Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda betting it will re-emerge as the impact from cheaper oil fades. The central bank stuck to its plan to expand the monetary ...

Apr 19, 2015

IMF fudges BOJ inflation target timeline

The International Monetary Fund said it has become harder to estimate when the Bank of Japan will achieve its inflation target, suggesting the global fund is backtracking from its prediction of around 2017 or 2018. “It’s just too uncertain for us to say x ...