Jun 19, 2015

Bank of Japan holds fire on stimulus as economy picks up

The slump in the yen isn’t reducing the Bank of Japan’s policy flexibility, Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Friday after the BOJ maintained its record monetary stimulus. After triggering the steepest rally in the currency this year on June 10, Kuroda told reporters at a ...

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 ...

Apr 8, 2015

BOJ stays further easing measures

The Bank of Japan held off further easing measures on Wednesday as it struggles to bolster stagnant inflation that is defying a massive stimulus program launched two years ago. Following a two-day meeting, the central bank backed the program, which is adding about ¥80 ...

BOJ's No. 2 says no additional easing imminent in near term

Mar 9, 2015

BOJ's No. 2 says no additional easing imminent in near term

The Bank of Japan is not ready to take additional monetary easing measures soon, despite growing concern over disinflation triggered by a plunge in global crude oil prices, BOJ Deputy Gov. Hiroshi Nakaso implied Monday. “If falling oil prices lower inflation but inflation expectations ...