Oct 24, 2015

Views mixed over BOJ easing after Aso's remarks

Finance Minister Taro Aso’s remarks Friday brushing aside an immediate need for additional monetary easing by the Bank of Japan helped create mixed views among financial market players over whether it will take action at its next policy-setting meeting, set for Friday. Expectations had ...

BOJ to snip GDP, inflation forecasts for 2015, 2016

Oct 23, 2015

BOJ to snip GDP, inflation forecasts for 2015, 2016


The Bank of Japan will cut its growth and inflation outlook for this fiscal year at a rate review next week, but only slightly tweak its projections for next year, sources said, possibly tempering expectations that the central bank will soon ease monetary policy ...

Jun 19, 2015

Bank of Japan holds fire on stimulus as economy picks up

The slump in the yen isn’t reducing the Bank of Japan’s policy flexibility, Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Friday after the BOJ maintained its record monetary stimulus. After triggering the steepest rally in the currency this year on June 10, Kuroda told reporters at a ...

Apr 30, 2015

BOJ refrains from boosting stimulus even as inflation fades

The Bank of Japan on Thursday refrained from boosting monetary stimulus even after inflation came to a halt, with Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda betting it will re-emerge as the impact from cheaper oil fades. The central bank stuck to its plan to expand the monetary ...