Feb 23, 2017

BOJ policymaker warns current monetary policy may hurt economy

A Bank of Japan policymaker expressed concern Thursday that the central bank’s current policy, aimed at keeping the country’s long-term interest rates low to spur domestic demand, may eventually hurt the economy. “Controlling long-term interest rates at a certain level could undermine the automatic ...

Feb 8, 2017

BOJ policymakers concerned about Trump uncertainties

Bank of Japan policymakers have expressed concerns over uncertainties surrounding U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies and the European political situation, according to a summary of opinions of the latest policy meeting released Wednesday. “Although overseas economies have turned to a moderate recovery, uncertainties are ...

BOJ lifts growth forecasts but warns of 'uncertainty'

Jan 31, 2017

BOJ lifts growth forecasts but warns of 'uncertainty'

The Bank of Japan hiked its economic growth forecasts on Tuesday, citing an improved global outlook and a weaker yen, but the country’s finance chief warned of “uncertainty” caused by the arrival of Donald Trump in the White House. After its first meeting of ...