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 ...

/ Nov 4, 2016

Russia, Japan weigh priority projects for economic cooperation

Russian and Japanese economy and energy ministers agreed Thursday to flesh out dozens of specific projects in the two countries’ economic cooperation over the next month. The agreement came after Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko met with Russian Economic Development Minister ...

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 ...

52.5% oppose Abe staying on as LDP leader beyond 2018: poll

/ Aug 4, 2016

52.5% oppose Abe staying on as LDP leader beyond 2018: poll

Despite victory in July’s Upper House election, 52.5 percent of respondents oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe remaining leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party beyond his current term through September 2018, a poll showed Thursday. Some 37.8 percent supported Abe remaining as LDP president ...