Tag - boj



Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 2, 2014
Companies expect stable inflation to set in
Companies are forecasting sustained price gains, providing support for the Bank of Japan's campaign to generate stable inflation.
Japan Times
Jun 20, 2014
Purchasing tweaks hint BOJ shy of monetizing debt
The Bank of Japan has tweaked its unprecedented asset purchase program twice over the past three weeks, supporting a view in financial markets that the central bank is increasingly reluctant to be viewed as financing the government's debt.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 19, 2014
BOJ exec shrugs off tax increase slowdown fears
A Bank of Japan policymaker Thursday shrugged off the possibility that the consumption tax hike on April 1 could significantly slow the economy, echoing the central bank's bright projections.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 13, 2014
BOJ holds course as analysts delay action calls
The Bank of Japan on Friday raised its view of overseas economies while maintaining unprecedented stimulus launched as part of BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda's bid to stoke 2 percent inflation in two years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 7, 2014
'Bad inflation' shadows Japan
Two months after the sales tax hike, Japan risks triggering 'bad inflation,' a toxic combination of declining demand and rising prices.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 5, 2014
BOJ must be clear on inflation goal, policymaker says
A Bank of Japan policymaker said Thursday the central bank must "avoid any misunderstanding" in financial markets over its 2 percent inflation goal, underscoring that it is not pursuing higher prices without economic improvement.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
May 27, 2014
Confident of recovery, Bank of Japan eyes stimulus exit
The Bank of Japan has begun shifting its focus from supporting growth to phasing out its massive stimulus, taking the first tentative steps toward a potentially momentous move for the world economy.
BUSINESS / Economy
May 15, 2014
BOJ's Kuroda sees 'many ways' if further easing needed
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Thursday the central bank has "many ways" to further ease monetary policy to achieve its 2 percent inflation target, pledging to take any steps needed to reach the goal.
BUSINESS / Economy
May 13, 2014
El Nino-induced weather raises concern at BOJ
Bank of Japan officials are concerned that cooler-than-normal weather triggered by El Nino will curb spending this summer and weigh on an economic rebound after April's sales tax increase, according to people familiar with the matter.
Japan Times
May 12, 2014
Weak exports, not tax hike, could shake BOJ
The Bank of Japan is increasingly confident that the economy is weathering the recent tax increase and on its way out of deflation, but another threat to that optimistic scenario is lurking in the form of weak exports.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 25, 2014
BOJ said worried by bond traders' ignoring of inflation
Bank of Japan officials are increasingly concerned the nation's bond market is failing to reflect emerging inflation, raising the risk of a sudden surge in yields, sources said.
Japan Times
Apr 12, 2014
Experts urge BOJ to draft exit strategy
Despite lingering market pressure on the Bank of Japan to take further easing steps, its Group of 20 counterparts might not welcome the central bank's next move.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 11, 2014
BOJ policymakers expect exports to stay weak
Some Bank of Japan policymakers said exports may remain weak in the future as companies continue to shift production bases abroad and overseas demand wanes, the minutes of the central bank's March policy meeting showed Friday.
Japan Times
Apr 9, 2014
Kuroda eyes yen-weakening action
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has shown that a single unprecedented expansion of monetary policy has more impact than a series of smaller steps, and economists say he's preparing to prove it again.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 8, 2014
BOJ stays policy course, aware of sales tax hike hit
The Bank of Japan on Tuesday left its ultra-loose monetary policy unchanged, while acknowledging the consumption tax hike introduced this month will have a negative impact on the economy.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 3, 2014
Cash-rich firms spurn banks' offers
Banks are the most keen to lend companies money in 17 years. Corporate treasurers don't need the cash.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 2, 2014
Companies see prices rising by 1.5%: BOJ
Companies are expecting consumer prices to rise at an average rate of 1.5 percent year-on-year, a Bank of Japan survey showed Wednesday, falling short of the central bank's inflation target of 2 percent.
Japan Times
Mar 29, 2014
Tax hike, Crimea cloud economy
The first sales tax hike in 17 years and the ongoing geopolitical crisis over Crimea could turn into a double-whammy for Japan's fragile economic revival.
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 18, 2014
Analysts split on fiscal crisis timeline
Economists are split over how long the government has to rein in the world's biggest debt burden, a Bloomberg News survey shows, adding to a debate on whether the government should keep ratcheting up the sales tax.
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 17, 2014
Abe aide urges more BOJ easing as sales tax increase threatens recovery
The Bank of Japan can double its annual pace of bond accumulation to ¥100 trillion to give fresh impetus to the economy after next month's sales tax increase, according to an aide to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


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