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BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 11, 2014
BOJ maintains ultraeasy monetary policy, economic assessment
The Bank of Japan said Tuesday it will maintain its ultraeasy monetary policy and keep unchanged its assessment of the economy for the sixth consecutive month, saying it has "continued to recover moderately" based on the judgment that deflation is disappearing.
BUSINESS
Mar 10, 2014
BOJ forced into treasury bill binge amid failure to spur demand for loans
The Bank of Japan's failure to spur demand for its cheap loans is forcing it to buy more treasury bills rather than make more productive asset purchases.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Mar 3, 2014
Yen's fading clout threat to BOJ inflation goal
The rising cost of overseas travel and imported goods such as Apple computers is spurring concern in Japan's bond market that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's success in fueling inflation will be short-lived.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 28, 2014
Output soars most since 2011 ahead of tax hike
The nation's industrial production in January grew the most since 2011, indicating the economy is strengthening as a looming consumption tax bump stimulates demand, while inflation matched the highest level in more than five years.
BUSINESS
Feb 21, 2014
Some in BOJ wary of inflation target outlook: minutes
Some Bank of Japan policymakers maintained a cautious stance on the central bank's prediction that consumer prices are likely to come close to its 2 percent inflation target from the end of fiscal 2014 to fiscal 2015, the minutes of the January policy meeting showed Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Feb 21, 2014
Record trade deficit pressures Abenomics
Japan's record trade deficit adds to sinking consumer confidence and an April consumption tax increase, threatening to undermine Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bid to engineer a sustained recovery.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 18, 2014
BOJ boost to loan programs seen as sign for more easing
The Bank of Japan on Tuesday boosted lending programs while sticking with a plan for unprecedented asset purchases, as the central bank tries to support a recovery and stamp out 15 years of deflation.
BUSINESS
Feb 12, 2014
Further BOJ easing steps unnecessary: IMF official
The Bank of Japan doesn't have to loosen its monetary grip now, as its drastic easing steps introduced last April have been functioning well, a senior International Monetary Fund official said Wednesday.
BUSINESS
Feb 6, 2014
Stick to current level of easing before exploring options: BOJ deputy chief
Bank of Japan Deputy Gov. Kikuo Iwata said Thursday it is "most important" that the central bank's aggressive quantitative easing policy stand pat and took a cautious stance on further easing amid talk of new steps being prepared to cushion the first stage of the sales tax hike in April.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 22, 2014
BOJ keeps ultraeasy monetary policy
The Bank of Japan said Wednesday it will maintain its ultraeasy monetary policy and keep unchanged its consumer price outlook for fiscal 2015 at 1.9 percent, near its 2 percent inflation target aimed at beating deflation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 20, 2014
BOJ near limit for bond buys but boost may be needed
The Bank of Japan is approaching the upper limit of its target for buying bonds, raising prospects it will need to expand the scope of its stimulus program to support the economy before a tax increase.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 16, 2014
BOJ notes 'recovery' in all regional economies
The Bank of Japan on Thursday upgraded its assessment for five of the country's nine regional economies compared with three months earlier and used the word recovery for every region on the back of solid consumer spending before the consumption tax increase in April and improvement in employment and...
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 9, 2014
Consumer sentiment worsens again
Consumer sentiment deteriorated in the three months to December for the second straight quarter, the Bank of Japan said Thursday, indicating that momentum for a recovery has waned amid rising prices and limited income growth.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 3, 2014
Kuroda chosen as 'Central Banker of the Year 2014'
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has been named "Central Banker of the Year 2014" for his "bold and decisive" style of carrying out ultraeasy monetary policy, the British financial magazine Banker said.
BUSINESS
Jan 1, 2014
Bank of Japan likely to maintain easing policy, chief says
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda indicated the central bank will keep intact its current monetary easing policy in 2014 with prospects that the economy will continue to recover despite possible adverse impact from the consumption tax hike in April.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 30, 2013
Kuroda seen limiting '14 losses as JGB run ends
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has scope to increase unprecedented stimulus, limiting losses on Japanese government bonds in 2014 as global sovereigns slump, economists predict.
BUSINESS
Dec 26, 2013
Some on BOJ board see CPI gains cooling
Some Bank of Japan policymakers think the recent rise in consumer prices is likely to slow, and there are calls to provide a thorough explanation of how the BOJ intends to achieve its 2 percent inflation target, the minutes of their November policy meeting released Thursday said.
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 20, 2013
BOJ stands pat on monetary easing policy
The Bank of Japan on Friday kept its ultraeasy monetary policy in place and left its assessment of the economy unchanged for the third month straight, describing it as "recovering moderately" amid improved corporate sentiment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 20, 2013
Japan Inc. builds mountain of cash
Japanese companies' cash holdings rose to a record last quarter, highlighting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's struggle to spur the investment and wage increases needed to end a 15-year deflationary malaise.
BUSINESS
Dec 18, 2013
BOJ to up loan facility by ¥1 trillion
The Bank of Japan is expected to expand a low-interest lending facility for industries, with a decision possible as soon as next month, sources familiar with the central bank's discussions said.

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