Dec 9, 2016

ECB's asset tapering move hints at stimulus exit plan

The European Central Bank decided Thursday to extend its asset purchase program by nine months to the end of 2017 to boost tepid price growth, but pledged to reduce the monthly pace of buying from April. The ECB said it will continue asset purchases ...

Nov 21, 2016

BOJ policymaker concerned about Trump's effect on markets

A Bank of Japan policymaker on Monday voiced fears that the uncertainty created by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s economic policies will negatively impact the financial markets. “I am particularly concerned about the risks that global financial markets will experience sudden changes against a backdrop ...

Nov 16, 2016

BOJ inflation goal still too optimistic: ex-executive

The Bank of Japan is still too optimistic about the time needed to achieve its 2 percent inflation target, given the country’s entrenched deflationary mindset, a former BOJ executive director said. Any lack of progress toward that goal, though, is unlikely to trigger additional ...

Nov 2, 2016

Bank of Japan signals economic onus is now on Abe government

The Bank of Japan is signaling that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government needs to do more to help achieve 2 percent inflation and revive the economy, former BOJ Policy Board member Sayuri Shirai said Wednesday. Government stimulus, along with highly accommodative financial conditions, would ...