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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 3, 2014
BOJ struggling to meet inflation deadline, former vice governor says
The Bank of Japan may need more time to achieve its 2 percent inflation target and the country can't ignore harm caused by an abrupt weakening of the yen, said Toshiro Muto, a two-time contender to lead the central bank.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 1, 2014
'Tankan' finds improvement in manufacturers' confidence
Confidence in the manufacturing sector has risen against expectations, showing resilience in the economy — and perhaps bolstering the case for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hiking the consumption tax again next year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 20, 2014
As outlook dims, G-20 gropes for economic spark
Global finance chiefs gather in Australia to find ways to bolster growth amid stuttering global growth.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 19, 2014
'Abenomics' spurs record wealth, providing solace for rising prices
Household wealth has risen to a record level as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe "reflates" the economy, giving a cushion to consumers facing higher costs of living.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 17, 2014
Osaka business chiefs warn Kuroda that yen is falling too far
Business leaders in the Kansai region have issued a warning to Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda that the yen's slide to a six-year low is raising the cost of importing raw materials and fuel, which could spell trouble for the economy.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 11, 2014
BOJ adviser Kawai urges Abe to proceed with second tax hike
The Abe administration should proceed with the next consumption tax hike as planned to signal it is serious about reining in the world's biggest debt burden, an adviser to Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 4, 2014
BOJ keeps easing in place as headwinds against inflation grow
The Bank of Japan kept its record stimulus unchanged Thursday as Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda looks to keep stoking inflation and boost economic momentum that's been sapped by a higher sales tax.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 3, 2014
BOJ expected to stay rosy as policy meeting starts
The Bank of Japan opened a two-day policy meeting Wednesday, with market watchers expecting the central bank to keep policy steady and exude economic optimism despite negative fallout from the first stage of the consumption tax hike in April.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 3, 2014
'Abenomics' appears headed for trouble as challenges build
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan for the economy to generate self-sustained growth on the back of his three policy "arrows" of massive monetary easing, spending and reform appears to be faltering — but no magic solution is in sight.
BUSINESS
Aug 29, 2014
Yen at 120 needed to fuel inflation, UBS exec says
The new chief investment officer for Japan at UBS AG's wealth management division likens the nation to a man with $1.2 million in debt who is spending all his $53,000 salary and still borrowing $40,000 a year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 24, 2014
BOJ may keep easing in place for 'some time' to slay deflation: Kuroda
The Bank of Japan may have to pursue its aggressive monetary policy easing for "some time" to fully vanquish deflation, BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Saturday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 14, 2014
Stagflation stalks 'Abenomics' as pattern sets in
Maybe it's time to stop dismissing the risk of stagflation in Japan.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 13, 2014
Japan's economy suffers biggest decline since 2011 as tax hike bites
The Japanese economy suffered its biggest contraction since the March 2011 earthquake in the second quarter of this year as the hike in sales tax to 8 from 5 percent took a heavy toll on household spending, stoking fears that any rebound may be too modest to sustain a solid recovery.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 13, 2014
Japan's GDP set to fall sharply; stimulus expectations may surge
Japan's economy likely shrank sharply in the second quarter, which would be bad news for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's growth policies, but it could raise market expectations of further stimulus.
BUSINESS
Aug 13, 2014
Homebuyers in Japan seen at risk amid floating-rate loan rush
Japanese homebuyers are piling into floating-rate mortgages, stirring debate over whether they are too complacent as Bank of Japan stimulus revives inflation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Aug 11, 2014
Japan tallies weak yen as prices rise without export gain
It was called "endaka" — a Japanese term for currency strength that sapped the economy — and reversing it was supposed to help end deflation and stoke growth.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 8, 2014
BOJ warns of weak exports but holds steady on policy
The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady Friday, noting that the economy is recovering but warning of recent weakness in Japanese exports and production.
BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 4, 2014
Japan's monetary base touches another record high
The monetary base grew 42.7 percent in July from a year earlier to ¥243.11 trillion, reaching a fresh record high on the Bank of Japan's aggressive monetary easing to boost the economy, data released by the central bank showed Monday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 31, 2014
Japan flirts with recession; planned tax hike in doubt
Japan could be flirting with recession after the weakest factory output since 2011, which, following a surprising fall in exports last week, could pressure the central bank to ease policy and complicate a decision on whether to raise taxes.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 30, 2014
Division on Japan's monetary easing revealed by 2004 central bank minutes
Bank of Japan policymakers were divided in 2004 on whether to follow a policy of further monetary easing despite signs of economic recovery, according to minutes released Wednesday.

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