Jan 26, 2015

BOJ's 2% inflation target may prove elusive in 2015

by Shinya Ajima

When Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda met the press last week after the BOJ’s policy meeting, he effectively admitted the central bank may miss what the market perceives as its deadline of next fiscal year for achieving 2 percent inflation to revive the ...

Jan 15, 2015

Regional economies showing moderate recovery, BOJ says

The Bank of Japan said Thursday that a moderate recovery remains underway in all regional economies, upholding previous upbeat assessments because of the expectation that cheaper oil will spur consumption. In its quarterly report, the central bank kept steady its evaluations of eight of ...

BOJ policymaker urged fiscal discipline amid easing policy: minutes

Dec 25, 2014

BOJ policymaker urged fiscal discipline amid easing policy: minutes

A member of the Bank of Japan’s Policy Board said at last month’s meeting that fiscal discipline should be maintained even when long-term interest rates remain low, according to minutes of the meeting released Thursday. The policymaker said the decline in long-term interest rates ...

BOJ chief watching impact of falling yen after additional easing

Nov 25, 2014

BOJ chief watching impact of falling yen after additional easing

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Tuesday the central bank is closely watching the impact of the yen’s sharp fall against other major currencies following the bank’s additional monetary easing announced last month. Speaking to a meeting of business leaders in Nagoya, Kuroda ...