Nov 6, 2014

BOJ to start quarterly JGB market survey

The Bank of Japan says it will start a quarterly survey next year on long-term interest rate forecasts by participants in the Japanese government bond market. The Bond Market Survey, designed to also collect market opinions on JGB market functions, will be taken in ...

Nov 6, 2014

BOJ officials see risk of inflation below 1%: minutes

Bank of Japan policymakers have warned that inflation may fall below 1 percent if energy prices continue to fall, according to minutes of the central bank’s Oct. 6-7 policy meeting. Some members of the BOJ’s Policy Board “noted that, depending on developments in energy ...

Japan's billionaires reap windfall from BOJ's October surprise

Nov 6, 2014

Japan's billionaires reap windfall from BOJ's October surprise

The Bank of Japan’s unexpected stimulus has already made the country’s richest even wealthier, adding more than $3 billion to the four top billionaires’ net worth. Fast Retailing Co. Chairman Tadashi Yanai, Japan’s richest person, saw his fortune grow by about $2 billion in ...

Oct 29, 2014

BOJ expected to cut growth forecast for this year

The Bank of Japan is expected to downgrade its forecast for economic growth this fiscal year, given the slowdown caused by the consumption tax hike in April, according to sources close to the matter. The BOJ may also lower its inflation projection for fiscal ...

Kuroda says many options available for increased easing

Oct 9, 2014

Kuroda says many options available for increased easing

The Bank of Japan has “many options” for additional easing, Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said, emphasizing that the bank will adjust its policy as needed to reach its 2 percent inflation target. “We have substantially increased our JGB holdings but still it’s about 20 percent ...