Apr 14, 2016

Japan's biggest bank criticizes BOJ policy for fueling anxiety

The top executive of Japan’s biggest bank delivered a rare criticism of the central bank on Thursday, saying its negative-interest-rate policy has contributed to anxiety among households and companies and prolonging it may weaken financial institutions. “Both households and businesses have become skeptical about ...

The wrong way out for Japan

Feb 8, 2016

The wrong way out for Japan

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Neither negative interest rates nor further expansion of the BOJ's already huge program of quantitative easing will be sufficient to offset the strong deflationary forces that Japan now faces.

Feb 2, 2016

Will Kuroda's gamble work?

The latest BOJ step appears to point to the limits of what the central bank alone can do to achieve its goal of ending deflation.