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INTEREST RATES

The Bank of Japan's attempts to dismantle ultraloose monetary policies have led to unexpected market reactions and left some investors struggling to understand the central bank's intentions.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 10, 2023
The BOJ gets a new doctrine. It’s just keeping it to itself.
The BOJ is likely sincere when it says the 2% price goal is still some way off, even if one member seemingly believes it’s on the horizon.
Hiroyuki Nagai, president and chief executive officer of Rakuten Bank (left), attends the company's listing ceremony at the Tokyo Stock Exchange on April 21.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 8, 2023
Rakuten Bank sees edge over rivals once BOJ ends negative rates
Uncertainty remains over when the Bank of Japan will scrap the policy, which has squeezed banks’ lending margins since its introduction seven years ago.
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda speaks during a news conference at the central bank's head office in Tokyo in April 2013.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 31, 2023
Ex-BOJ chief pushed for powerful monetary easing, 2013 minutes show
The BOJ releases full minutes of policy meetings a decade after they are held. Monday's release encompassed the first half of 2013.
Bank of Japan Gov. Kazuo Ueda gives a news conference in Tokyo on Friday. The BOJ jolted financial markets by loosening its grip on bond yields.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 30, 2023
BOJ yields some control, but also throws a curveball
In trying to keep several plates spinning as it pertains to monetary policy and inflation, BOJ Gov. Kazuo Ueda steps on his message.
Bank of Japan Gov. Kazuo Ueda has repeatedly pushed back against the idea that a major pivot on policy is looming by emphasizing his doubts about the sustainability of price rises.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 25, 2023
BOJ set to stick with easing as markets see clock ticking on yield control
Since taking the helm in April, Gov. Kazuo Ueda has repeatedly pushed back against the idea that a major pivot on policy is looming.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 23, 2023
BOJ faces monetary policy challenges amid an inflationary environment
The BOJ with its monetary policies must navigate various structural issues, including population decline, aging and geopolitical tensions to achieve its desired price stability.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 23, 2023
Markets skeptical whether BOJ will change ultraloose policy
After decades fighting deflation, the BOJ wants robust wage growth and a stable inflation rate of 2%, fearing that tightening monetary policy too soon could backfire.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 21, 2023
Japan's top financial diplomat signals chance of BOJ policy tweaks
In rare remarks on monetary policy, Masato Kanda said he expects the Bank of Japan to make a judgment on policy by analyzing the conditions and outlook for prices at every review.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 16, 2023
Japan finance minister says 'no discussion' of exchange rates at G7
The BOJ's easy monetary policy has been a key driver of the yen's weakness, as it contrasts with tightening in the United States, Europe and most other developed economies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 7, 2023
Bank of Japan deputy chief doesn't anticipate rate hikes in near future
The deputy also said 'rapid and one-sided' yen weakening is not desirable and the BOJ will coordinate closely with the government, adding to recent warnings by Japanese authorities.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 29, 2023
BOJ chief says confidence in 2024 price gains could bring a policy shift
Ueda has repeatedly stressed the high cost of premature tightening as green shoots finally emerge to generate sustainable inflation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 28, 2023
Weak yen now the key to stronger currency and BOJ pivot later
An extended period of weakness could counterintuitively lay the ground for long-run strength should it help the BOJ boost growth and finally pivot from supereasy monetary policy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 16, 2023
BOJ maintains ultraeasy policy, but governor hints at surprises to come
After his second meeting as chief, Kazuo Ueda said that in order to deal with the changing economic environment, “a certain degree of surprise may be unavoidable.”
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 12, 2023
BOJ’s Ueda likely to hold with bond market on his side for now
Gov. Kazuo Ueda has repeatedly signaled his intention to take time before making any major changes to the central bank’s stimulus.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 31, 2023
BOJ's Ueda says era of low global interest rates may be over
Some academics say global inflationary pressure may eventually subside, but others warn the current period of high inflation will change people's view on prices, Ueda added.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 19, 2023
Bank of Japan chief warns against premature policy change even after price jump
Ueda’s reassurance that the central bank will continue with easing contrasts with lingering speculation over policy adjustment among BOJ watchers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 15, 2023
Japan's top economic officials debate whether sustained exit from deflation is near
With inflation accelerating globally and wage growth picking up in Japan, discussions also touched on the desirable timing to end the Bank of Japan's ultraloose monetary policy.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 12, 2023
Japan’s giant of central banking
Critics of former BOJ Gov. Kuroda complain that he never achieved the 2% inflation target. What they fail to acknowledge is his policies led to a dramatic strengthening of the labor market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 11, 2023
BOJ adjusts English translation under Gov. Kazuo Ueda, hinting at new policy era
The bank has adopted a new word in English to describe its stance of continuing with large-scale monetary easing, while the original Japanese word remains unchanged.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 30, 2023
BOJ chief Ueda spares us the theatrics in his debut
The new Bank of Japan Gov. Kazuo Ueda's first task was not to blindside the market. So far, so good.

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