Asia needs $26 trillion infrastructure investment by 2030, report says

Business Mar 1, 2017

Asia needs $26 trillion infrastructure investment by 2030, report says

Asia's infrastructure race is just getting started. Emerging economies across the region will need to invest as much as $26 trillion on building everything from transport networks to clean water through 2030 to maintain growth, eradicate poverty and offset climate change. That's according to an Asian ...

Kuroda leads BOJ to a policy crossroads

Business Jul 30, 2016

Kuroda leads BOJ to a policy crossroads

After more than three years of pumping out cheap money that has failed to secure its inflation target, the Bank of Japan has signaled a rethink. Instead of buying yet more government bonds, cutting interest rates or pushing further into uncharted territory, the BOJ disappointed ...

G-7 finance meeting reveals sharper gap on currency tactics

Business | FOCUS May 23, 2016

G-7 finance meeting reveals sharper gap on currency tactics

Two days of talks last week between finance chiefs from the world's biggest advanced economies at a hot springs resort in Sendai were marked by some of the sharpest dissonance in years between the U.S. and Japan over exchange-rate policies. The tensions at the gathering ...

Business Apr 27, 2015

Abe adviser fears BOJ has den of conspirators opposing reflation

The Bank of Japan appears to be wavering in its commitment to unprecedented monetary easing, said Kozo Yamamoto, an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and an advocate of reflationary policies. "I'm worried the BOJ's attitude is wavering," Yamamoto said in an interview in Tokyo ...