Another term for BOJ's Kuroda is an option: Abe adviser

Jan 27, 2017

Another term for BOJ's Kuroda is an option: Abe adviser

Tapping Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda for another term early next year is an option because of the need for seamless policy continuity, an economic adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said. “Kuroda is doing a terrific job,” Etsuro Honda, one of ...

BOJ lifts assessment of three regional economies

Jan 16, 2017

BOJ lifts assessment of three regional economies

The Bank of Japan on Monday lifted its economic assessment of three of the country’s nine regions, citing a pickup in consumer spending. “The effects of the decline in stock prices after early 2016 and of the irregular weather seen that summer has waned,” ...

| Dec 21, 2016

Tokyo stocks falter on profit-taking

Shares turned lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, weighed down by selling to lock in gains. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 50.04 points, or 0.26 percent, to end at 19,444.49. On Tuesday, the key market gauge rose 102.93 points. The Topix index of ...

Bank of Japan caps tumultuous year with upgrade to outlook

Dec 20, 2016

Bank of Japan caps tumultuous year with upgrade to outlook

The Bank of Japan closed a tumultuous year for monetary policy with an upgrade to its assessment of the economy while keeping its yield-curve and asset-purchase programs unchanged. After the board’s first policy meeting since the election of Donald Trump, the BOJ forecast a ...

Nov 28, 2016

BOJ's Kuroda set to get 0.9% pay rise for current fiscal year

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda is getting a 0.9 percent pay rise for the fiscal year ending in March, leaving him ahead of his U.S. Federal Reserve counterpart, Janet Yellen, but behind Mario Draghi of the European Central Bank. The BOJ chief’s annual ...

Nov 21, 2016

BOJ policymaker concerned about Trump's effect on markets

A Bank of Japan policymaker on Monday voiced fears that the uncertainty created by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s economic policies will negatively impact the financial markets. “I am particularly concerned about the risks that global financial markets will experience sudden changes against a backdrop ...