BOJ officials undecided on more easing

Jan 26, 2016

BOJ officials undecided on more easing

Some Bank of Japan officials view it a close call as to whether the policy board will add to stimulus at a meeting later this week, according to people familiar with discussions at the central bank. Officials will be carefully watching economic data and ...

Japan can endure yen's gains, says Kuroda's former deputy

Jan 13, 2016

Japan can endure yen's gains, says Kuroda's former deputy

While Japan has breathing space before the yen’s gains become a serious problem for the economy, policymakers are unlikely to stand by should it climb too fast or if key inflation measures slump, according to Takatoshi Ito, a former colleague of central bank chief ...

BOJ at critical juncture in monetary policy

Jan 5, 2016

BOJ at critical juncture in monetary policy

The Bank of Japan faces a crucial test this year for its monetary policy amid lingering uncertainty over prices. The central bank is now aiming for inflation of 2 percent “around the second half” of fiscal 2016, which starts in April, under its policy ...