Feb 2, 2016

Will Kuroda's gamble work?

The latest BOJ step appears to point to the limits of what the central bank alone can do to achieve its goal of ending deflation.

Kuroda effect seen as homebuyers choose fixed-rate mortgages

Oct 22, 2015

Kuroda effect seen as homebuyers choose fixed-rate mortgages

Homebuyers are starting to bet that the unprecedented monetary easing of Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda will cause interest rates to rise, even as inflation stagnates well below the official 2 percent inflation target. Sixty-one percent of new home loans had a fixed ...