May 20, 2015

BOJ bond-buying faces challenge as Japan Post slows debt sales

The day when the Bank of Japan can’t find enough bonds to buy is drawing closer. State-owned Japan Post Bank Co. will probably offload about ¥10 trillion ($83 billion) of Japanese government bonds in the year started April 1, according to Bank of America ...

May 11, 2015

Medium-term target expected for 2020 fiscal reform goal

The Abe administration plans to set a medium-term target to achieve its key fiscal reform goal in fiscal 2020, aiming to reduce the ratio of the primary deficit to gross domestic product to around 1 percent in fiscal 2018, sources said Monday. The medium-term ...

Dec 9, 2014

Fitch places Japan credit on 'Rating Watch Negative'

Fitch Ratings on Tuesday placed Japan’s sovereign credit on “Rating Watch Negative,” warning that the delay in the next consumption tax increase puts the government’s long-term objective of reducing the national debt at risk. The warning came a week after Moody’s downgraded Japan’s credit ...