Companies expect inflation to miss BOJ goal at 1.4%

Apr 2, 2015

Companies expect inflation to miss BOJ goal at 1.4%

Companies expect consumer prices to rise 1.4 percent a year from now but remain below the Bank of Japan’s inflation target of 2 percent, the central bank said in a survey Thursday. The figure was the same as in the previous survey in December, ...

Mar 26, 2015

'Reflationist' economist Harada appointed to BOJ Policy Board

The government on Thursday appointed former Waseda University economics professor Yutaka Harada to the Bank of Japan Policy Board. Harada succeeds Ryuzo Miyao, a former economics professor at Kobe University whose five-year term on the nine-seat board ended Wednesday. A University of Tokyo graduate, ...

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 ...