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 ...

Nov 12, 2015

Producer prices down 3.8% in October

The producer price index was down 3.8 percent in October from a year earlier, declining for the seventh straight month, the Bank of Japan said Thursday. The index, previously called the corporate goods price index, stood at 101.5 against 100 for the base year ...

Nov 4, 2015

Japan's monetary base up 1.8 percent in October

Japan’s monetary base at the end of October rose 1.8 percent from a month earlier to ¥344.42 trillion, hitting a record high for the 15th straight month, the Bank of Japan said Wednesday. The BOJ is aiming to increase the monetary base, or the ...