Kuroda turns cautiously optimistic about inflation target

Nov 14, 2016

Kuroda turns cautiously optimistic about inflation target

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda expressed confidence Monday that the 2 percent inflation target will be achieved around fiscal 2018, saying a pickup in oil prices and possible wage growth could help push up prices. Kuroda, however, also warned there are downside risks ...

Aug 14, 2016

56% of major firms expect temporary lull in economy: survey

More than half of major Japanese companies surveyed expect the economy to remain flat through the end of the year, citing such concerns as sluggish consumer spending, a stronger yen and the effects of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, a Kyodo News ...

Aug 4, 2016

U.K. central bank unveils stimulus to counter Brexit jitters

The Bank of England has unveiled a series of stimulus measures, including its first interest rate cut since the global financial crisis, as it tries to jump-start an economy shocked by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The central bank cut its key ...