May 15, 2015

April wholesale prices fall 2.2% on year

Wholesale prices, excluding the impact of last year’s consumption tax hike, fell 2.2 percent in April from a year earlier for the six straight month of decline, the Bank of Japan said Friday, weighed down by the effects of a plunge in crude oil ...

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 ...