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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
May 18, 2013
JGB yield spikes raise alarm bells
Is it a sign of a full-fledged economic recovery or a looming catastrophe in the monetary making?
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 9, 2013
Kuroda stimulus policies backfire as mortgage costs rise
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda's stimulus policies are backfiring in the housing market, where mortgage rates are rising even as the central bank floods the financial system with cash.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 6, 2013
'Abenomics' meets curse of the second 100 days — will the mirage last?
The accomplishments of the first 100 days in office are a favorite benchmark for democratic leaders. It's thought to offer a preview of his or her worldview, ambition and political fortune.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2013
Monetary base soars to highest ever: BOJ
Japan's monetary base jumps 23.1 percent in April to ¥149.60 trillion, setting another record high as the Bank of Japan aggressively takes on deflation.
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2013
App planned to help ID bank notes for blind
The Finance Ministry and the Bank of Japan plan to offer a free smartphone application that will allow the visually impaired to identify the value of bank notes through sound from November.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 24, 2013
BOJ seen deploying price forecasts as tool in fighting deflation: analysts
As the Bank of Japan prepares to boost its inflation forecasts this week, analysts from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to JPMorgan Chase & Co. say the estimates may themselves be used as a tool for ending deflation.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 19, 2013
BOJ's Miyao confident on 2% inflation goal
A Bank of Japan policymaker said Thursday that the central bank's experimental quantitative easing measures will bolster the economy and push up prices, expressing confidence that its 2 percent inflation target can be achieved.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 17, 2013
Aso to 'explain' BOJ's monetary easing to G-20
Finance Minister Taro Aso, who also serves as deputy prime minister, is arranging to meet with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden when he goes to Washington this week for a gathering of Group of 20 financial chiefs, government sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 16, 2013
JGBs exhibit record volatility as yields fluctuate wildly
Yield swings for five-year Japanese government bonds shot to record levels Monday, a day before an auction, after Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda chose to leapfrog across notes and focus new purchases on longer debt.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 16, 2013
BOJ ups assessment for all nine regions
The Bank of Japan on Monday raised its assessment of all regions for the first time since last July, citing a pickup in the global economy and resilient domestic demand, following its unprecedented easing measures.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 13, 2013
Kuroda: BOJ easing not tied to two years
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Friday the central bank will keep its aggressive quantitative easing policy in place until its 2 percent inflation target is achieved, hinting the monetary experiment may take more than two years to work.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 11, 2013
Kuroda defends his major policy shakeup
The impact of the dramatic monetary policies adopted last week by the Bank of Japan was "within expectations," but the bank will keep a close watch on markets, BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 10, 2013
BOJ in March also thought to up easing
Bank of Japan decision-makers discussed further monetary easing steps, such as buying government bonds with longer maturities, at the Policy Board meeting chaired March 6 and 7 by then-Gov. Masaaki Shirakawa, the minutes showed Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / JAPANESE PERSPECTIVES
Apr 8, 2013
Team Abe's grand plan leaves ghosts in charge of a haunted house
As I observe Team Abe in action at the helm of the Bank of Japan and elsewhere, a rather terrifying passage from a poem by William Hughes Mearns comes to mind:
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 6, 2013
Abe hails BOJ easing steps; Aso cautious on inflation goal
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday praised the Bank of Japan for its decision to introduce unprecedented monetary easing measures to fight chronic deflation, while Finance Minister Taro Aso warned the bank could face difficulty achieving its 2 percent inflation goal.
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Apr 5, 2013
Kuroda's strategy follows in footsteps of U.S., Europe
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has followed the lead of his U.S. and European counterparts in swinging from incremental moves to unprecedented stimulus.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 5, 2013
Kuroda plans huge bond binge for BOJ
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda reveals his strategy for ending more than a decade of deflation by expanding the central bank's purchases of government bonds and allowing it to buy riskier assets.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 4, 2013
Kuroda-led BOJ meeting starts amid rumors of more easing
The Bank of Japan started a two-day policy meeting Wednesday amid speculation it will introduce a new monetary easing scheme and further ease monetary policy to achieve its 2 percent inflation target.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 1, 2013
BOJ weighs integration of JGB purchasing programs
The Bank of Japan might combine two bond-buying programs to help achieve its 2 percent inflation target and clarify its actions to the market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 27, 2013
Kuroda talks up bond buying to hit price target
Haruhiko Kuroda said he wants 2 percent inflation in two years and pledged to buy more government bonds, underscoring the new Bank of Japan chief's efforts to accelerate an end to falling prices.

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