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 ...

Mar 5, 2015

Growth in Japan uneven, tied to population size: poll

Despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s focus on revitalizing regional economies, growth remains uneven across Japan — with the pace of recovery slow the past year in municipalities with smaller populations, a Kyodo News survey showed Wednesday. Nearly 80 percent of local leaders who responded ...

Inflation rate slowest since war on falling prices began

Feb 27, 2015

Inflation rate slowest since war on falling prices began

The inflation rate has fallen to its lowest level since just after the Abe administration launched its high-profile offensive aimed at conquering years of falling prices and tepid growth, data showed Friday. The disappointing figures — weighed down by weak consumer spending and falling ...