BOJ won't raise bond yield target: Kuroda

/ Mar 24, 2017

BOJ won't raise bond yield target: Kuroda

The Bank of Japan’s chief said Friday the central bank would not raise its long-term government debt yield target despite upward pressure from recent rises in overseas interest rates. The central bank’s “monetary policy should be designed to achieve the price stability target of ...

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,” ...

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 ...