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BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 24, 2013
Cabinet upbeat on recovery despite export lull
The government on Thursday maintained its basic assessment of the economy after last month's upgrade, but downgraded its view on exports for the second straight month due to weakening demand in China and other parts of Asia.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 21, 2013
BOJ: All nine regional economies picking up
On the back of solid demand, including housing investment, and with signs of improvement in jobs and income, the Bank of Japan on Monday upgraded its assessment of the nation's nine regional economies from three months ago.
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 18, 2013
BOJ will do something if economy forecloses on 2% inflation goal: Iwata
Bank of Japan Deputy Gov. Kikuo Iwata said Friday that the global economy has become weaker than expected and that the central bank intends to take other steps if its goal of stoking 2 percent inflation appears difficult.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 11, 2013
Kuroda vows end to deflation
The Bank of Japan will do what is necessary to defeat deflation, BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said, declining to discuss specific additional measures it might take.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 9, 2013
BOJ deputy chief frets over prospects of U.S. budget talks
A Bank of Japan deputy governor expressed concern Wednesday about the prospect of the United States defaulting on its national debt, and optimism about attaining the central bank's 2 percent inflation target.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 9, 2013
BOJ must be ready to act fast, member says
A Bank of Japan policymaker stressed the importance of adjusting monetary policy "without hesitation" if the economy deteriorates, the minutes of last month's meeting show.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Oct 4, 2013
BOJ stays ultra-easy policy course; outlook same
The Bank of Japan on Friday maintained its ultra-easy monetary policy and left unchanged its assessment of the domestic economy, saying it is "recovering moderately" amid continuing improvements in business sentiment and consumer spending.
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 1, 2013
'Tankan' logs strong corporate optimism
In what figured to be the final push for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to go ahead with raising the consumption tax to 8 percent in April, the Bank of Japan's 'tankan' report shows a sharp increase in business sentiment among manufacturers.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 17, 2013
Japanese might just miss deflation when it's gone
As BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda tries to spur Japan's inflation rate, he faces a graying public that has learned not only to live with deflation but also to enjoy it.
BUSINESS
Sep 11, 2013
BOJ exec says Fed taper might rock emerging economies, Japan recovery
Bank of Japan Policy Board member Koji Ishida voiced concern Wednesday about how emerging economies will be affected if the U.S. Federal Reserve begins tapering its quantitative easing program and said it was time for Japan to return to traditional export-led growth.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 10, 2013
Fiscal credibility critical: BOJ board
Many Bank of Japan policymakers stressed the importance of maintaining fiscal management credibility to ensure stable interest rates and called on the government to promote fiscal consolidation, according to the minutes of their policy meeting last month.
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.
BUSINESS
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
BUSINESS
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
BUSINESS
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.

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