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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.
Jun 16, 2013
BOJ dilemma: Stabilize bond market or stick to QE guns?
Should the Bank of Japan take new steps to stabilize turbulent financial markets or resolutely stick to its deflation-busting schedule of radical quantitative easing?
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2013
BOJ stands pat, unriled by stock, JGB chaos
The Bank of Japan keeps its radical monetary easing policy unchanged and reports that the economy is picking up amid 'a recovery' in exports and investment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 8, 2013
Shirakawa revival sought amid rout: Japan Credit
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda's success in fueling inflation expectations has caused some investors to seek a revival in his predecessor's policies to temper the worst Japanese government bond losses in nine years.
Jun 1, 2013
BOJ's 2% inflation goal doable, IMF says
The International Monetary Fund said Friday that the Bank of Japan's commitment to a 2 percent inflation target "could be achieved" if the government takes effective measures to bolster economic growth and restore its fiscal health, the worst among developed nations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 27, 2013
No one's being overly bullish yet, Kuroda says
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Sunday he saw no signs of "excessively bullish expectations" in asset markets and the nation can cope with rising interest rates, provided the economy improves.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
May 24, 2013
JGB yields hit 1% first time in year
Japanese government bonds fell Thursday, with 10-year rates touching 1 percent for the first time in a year, on speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will curb stimulus and the Bank of Japan will tolerate an increase in yields.
Japan Times
May 23, 2013
BOJ maintains monetary easing policy, upgrades economic appraisal
The Bank of Japan pledged to adjust its unprecedented stimulus program as needed after a jump in bond yields that highlighted risks linked to policymakers' campaign to revive the world's third-largest economy.


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