Mar 26, 2014

A year into the deflation fight

A year after taking the helm of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda appears on course to achieving the targets he set in the quest to rein in Japan's protracted deflation and put the economy on a growth path. Unfortunately bank lending to businesses ...

Economy on track to attain 2% inflation goal: BOJ chief

Mar 22, 2014

Economy on track to attain 2% inflation goal: BOJ chief

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has repeated his determination to follow through on the central bank’s pledge nearly a year ago to raise consumer prices by 2 percent year on year. “We have been taking a stance of doing whatever we can” to ...

No limits in monetary policy adjustment, Kuroda says

Mar 17, 2014

No limits in monetary policy adjustment, Kuroda says

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda says there are no limits for adjusting the bank’s current “quantitative and qualitative” easing regime introduced in April 2013, stressing there room for additional monetary easing. In an recent interview, Kuroda said: “We will adjust our monetary policy ...

Jan 3, 2014

Kuroda chosen as 'Central Banker of the Year 2014'

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has been named “Central Banker of the Year 2014″ for his “bold and decisive” style of carrying out ultraeasy monetary policy, the British financial magazine Banker said. “With his statesmanship he was able to pull such a bold ...

Jan 1, 2014

Bank of Japan likely to maintain easing policy, chief says

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda indicated the central bank will keep intact its current monetary easing policy in 2014 with prospects that the economy will continue to recover despite possible adverse impact from the consumption tax hike in April. In a recent interview, ...

BOJ ultraeasy monetary policy may stay after '14

Dec 2, 2013

BOJ ultraeasy monetary policy may stay after '14

The Bank of Japan has not set a time limit on its ultraloose monetary policy, BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Monday, hinting that large-scale easing may be kept intact beyond its current policy effect projection up to the end of 2014. While the BOJ ...

Kuroda vows end to deflation

Oct 11, 2013

Kuroda vows end to deflation

The Bank of Japan will do what is necessary to defeat deflation, BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said, declining to discuss specific additional measures it might take. The central bank’s asset-purchase program has “been exerting its intended effect, which is quite encouraging,” Kuroda said at ...

Failure to raise sales tax 'could hurt bond prices'

Sep 5, 2013

Failure to raise sales tax 'could hurt bond prices'

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has urged the government to stick to its plan to raise the sales tax in April, saying Japanese government bond prices could collapse if it fails to do so, official sources said Wednesday. “I do not intend to ...