Tag - boj



BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 5, 2013
BOJ sees moderate recovery in economy
The Bank of Japan upgrades its opinion of the economy for the first time since July, describing it as 'recovering moderately' on solid consumer spending and recovering corporate spending amid improvements in jobs and nonbase pay.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 5, 2013
Failure to raise sales tax 'could hurt bond prices'
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has urged the government to stick to its plan to raise the sales tax in April, saying Japanese government bond prices could collapse if it fails to do so, official sources said Wednesday.
Aug 29, 2013
BOJ exec calls for trust amid tax hike talks
A Bank of Japan Policy Board member Thursday called for the need to secure market trust in Japan's fiscal health to fully exert the effects of monetary easing, apparently urging the government to proceed with its planned sales tax hike next year.
Japan Times
Aug 21, 2013
2% inflation target achievable even with tax hike: BOJ chief
The Bank of Japan will be able to achieve its 2 percent inflation target even if the sales tax is raised as scheduled next April, as the move is unlikely to stall the economy, BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Aug 18, 2013
Japan's ¥1,000,000,000,000,000 debt no problem for BOJ chief Kuroda
Haruhiko Kuroda doesn't wear a wizard's hat when he arrives at Bank of Japan headquarters each morning. Once inside, I do wonder if he dons a cloak, waves a magic wand and concocts mysterious potions.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 13, 2013
Overseas weakness worries BOJ
Some Bank of Japan policymakers pointed to weakening in the economies of China and emerging countries as a reason why overseas demand was likely to fall short of projections, the minutes of their meeting last month showed Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 12, 2013
Japan's April-June GDP grows, affecting tax hike decision
The economy grew an annualized real 2.6 percent in the three months through June with consumption and exports recuperating, the government said Monday, possibly further swaying Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's fall decision on whether to raise the 5 percent sales tax to 8 percent next April.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 8, 2013
BOJ puts off more monetary easing
The Bank of Japan on Thursday put off additional monetary easing and maintained its assessment from the previous month that the economy is "starting to recover moderately."
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 7, 2013
BOJ huddles to assess recovery, tax
The Bank of Japan started a two-day policy meeting Wednesday with discussions likely to involve whether to raise its economic assessment on the back of improving economic data while keeping intact its ultraloose monetary policy, and on the possible impact of a sales tax hike next spring.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 1, 2013
Megabanks' profit goals within reach under Abe
Japan's three biggest banks are on pace to achieve their annual profit targets after first-quarter earnings jumped on higher fee income and equity investments.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 31, 2013
BOJ doubted inflation target effect in 2003: minutes
Bank of Japan Gov. Toshihiko Fukui opposed the introduction of an inflation target when he assumed the post in March 2003, expressing doubt that monetary policy could affect prices by influencing public sentiment, according to the minutes of a policy meeting covering January to June 2003.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 29, 2013
Nation can weather April tax hike: Kuroda
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda showed little concern that the first phase of the sales tax hike could derail an economic rebound as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decides whether to proceed with it.
Jul 20, 2013
G-20 vows to prioritize employment, economic growth in short term
The finance chiefs of the Group of 20 major economies pledge to take necessary steps to boost job creation and economic growth as a near-term priority.
Jul 19, 2013
Low wages hindering recovery
Wage realities suggest that Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda's positive assessment of the economy serves as a political boon for the Abe Cabinet.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 17, 2013
BOJ panel OKs flexible operations
Bank of Japan policymakers concluded there was no need for additional steps in June to contain interest rate spikes, as the central bank's flexible bond-buying operation had curbed market volatility, the minutes of their meeting last month showed Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 4, 2013
All regions but Tohoku improve: BOJ
The Bank of Japan upgraded its assessment Thursday for eight of the country's nine regional economies compared with three months earlier, citing increased resilience in domestic demand on the back of improving consumer and corporate sentiment as well as a pickup in overseas economies.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 20, 2013
BOJ can ease more if situation faces significant change: Kuroda
The Bank of Japan could add to its unprecedented monetary easing announced two months ago should economic conditions change significantly, BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 20, 2013
BOJ's JGB holdings: ¥128 trillion
The outstanding balance of Japanese government bonds held by the Bank of Japan hit an all-time high of ¥127.88 trillion at the end of March, up 43.8 percent from the previous year, the bank's quarterly survey showed Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 18, 2013
Economists split on Abe plan
Top economists remained divided Monday over whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics" policies will bear fruit but all saw eye-to-eye on the need for deregulation and new growth strategies.
Jun 17, 2013
BOJ facing new brain drain
The Bank of Japan could face a drain of elite talent as foreign financial institutions mull rebooting their activities in Tokyo after the recent market rebound.


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