Nov 19, 2015

BOJ keeps policy unchanged despite latest recession, weak inflation

The Bank of Japan left its monetary stimulus unchanged on Thursday, signaling Japan’s second recession since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office isn’t enough to alter Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda’s view that the inflationary trend is improving. The BOJ’s decision to keep already unprecedented stimulus ...

Nov 18, 2015

Bank of Japan is done boosting stimulus: experts

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda, who unleashed unprecedented monetary stimulus in 2013 and doubled down on it last year, is done expanding his efforts, according to an increasing number of economists. Forty-four percent of respondents in a Nov. 13 to 17 Bloomberg poll ...

BOJ critic Fujimaki sees 2% inflation hit, and that scares him

Nov 18, 2015

BOJ critic Fujimaki sees 2% inflation hit, and that scares him

Takeshi Fujimaki, a banker turned opposition lawmaker, said the Bank of Japan will achieve its 2 percent inflation target much earlier than expected. And it scares him. The yen will slide toward a more “appropriate” level at ¥180 to ¥200 per dollar over the ...

BOJ to snip GDP, inflation forecasts for 2015, 2016

Oct 23, 2015

BOJ to snip GDP, inflation forecasts for 2015, 2016

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The Bank of Japan will cut its growth and inflation outlook for this fiscal year at a rate review next week, but only slightly tweak its projections for next year, sources said, possibly tempering expectations that the central bank will soon ease monetary policy ...

Oct 13, 2015

Revamped BOJ network speeds cash, bond sales

The revamped Bank of Japan Financial Network System, which handles cash transfers and settlements of Japanese government bond transactions between commercial financial institutions, went into full operation on Tuesday. The network, known as BOJ-NET, has undergone its first thorough overhaul since it began service ...

Oct 9, 2015

G-20 addresses global risks amid China slowdown

Finance chiefs from the Group of 20 industrialized countries on Thursday discussed the need to contain downside risks facing the global economy by enhancing domestic demand and expanding employment. The finance ministers and central bankers of Japan, China and South Korea, in a meeting ...