Christopher Anstey

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Kuroda talks up shift to fiscal firepower as BOJ reaches its limits

Business Nov 24, 2019

Kuroda talks up shift to fiscal firepower as BOJ reaches its limits

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda's role as the prime focus for efforts to revive the world's third-largest economy is coming to an end. An unprecedented level of concern about damaging side effects of Japan's multidecade experiment with ultralow interest rates has gripped policymakers, regulators ...

Japan turns to Bernanke as fruits of Abenomics wither

Business / Economy Jul 12, 2016

Japan turns to Bernanke as fruits of Abenomics wither

Less than three weeks before the Bank of Japan's next scheduled policy meeting, Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda met with former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke over lunch on Monday. The BOJ issued no statement on the substance of the talks, which come as the central ...

Chided by Abe, Japan Inc. starts boosting investment at home

Business / Economy Jun 10, 2015

Chided by Abe, Japan Inc. starts boosting investment at home

Pressured by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to share some of their record profits, and by increasingly obsolescent equipment, Japan's companies are starting to boost their investment spending. Policymakers have unleashed a public campaign to encourage the rebound, a new focus for the Abe administration after ...