BOJ's newest board member Sakurai to cement Kuroda's majority

Mar 23, 2016

BOJ's newest board member Sakurai to cement Kuroda's majority

The Diet approved Makoto Sakurai as a Bank of Japan board member Wednesday, a move expected to strengthen Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda’s support on the board. Sakurai is an international finance researcher with ties to reflationalists such as Koichi Hamada, an adviser to Prime Minister ...

BOJ chief Kuroda says interest rates won't drop again, for now

Mar 4, 2016

BOJ chief Kuroda says interest rates won't drop again, for now

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Friday the central bank is not considering cutting rates again. It introduced a negative rate in February. “At this point, I am not considering further lowering the negative interest rate,” the BOJ chief told the Budget Committee ...