Bank of Japan's Kuroda rules out 'helicopter money'

Jul 21, 2016

Bank of Japan's Kuroda rules out 'helicopter money'

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda ruled out the idea of using “helicopter money” — or directly underwriting the budget deficit — to combat deflation, as policymakers gear up to expand existing stimulus programs. Japanese markets have risen this month on speculation that authorities, ...

How to stimulate demand

Jul 17, 2016

How to stimulate demand

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The true value of flexible fiscal policy lies in stimulating domestic demand through meaningful fiscal spending while at the same time ensuring restoration of fiscal health.

Jul 7, 2016

Bank of Japan cuts assessment of two regional economies

The Bank of Japan downgraded its economic assessment of two of the country’s nine regions on Thursday, citing damage caused by the Kyushu earthquakes in April and slowing personal consumption amid falling share prices. The central bank downgraded its assessment of the Chugoku region ...

BOJ to discuss cutting inflation forecasts after dismal data

Jul 4, 2016

BOJ to discuss cutting inflation forecasts after dismal data

In light of recent dismal data on prices, the Bank of Japan is expected to discuss cutting its inflation forecasts at its next monetary policy meeting, scheduled for July 28 and 29. The central bank will possibly lower its inflation projection for this fiscal ...

Jul 4, 2016

Japan's monetary base hits new high in June

Japan’s monetary base rose to a record high in June for the seventh straight month, as the Bank of Japan continued to provide more liquidity to bolster inflation, BOJ data showed Monday. The monetary base at the end of the month stood at ¥403.94 ...