Business / Economy May 14, 2014

Ex-BOJ policymaker sees scary inflation dilemma

The Bank of Japan faces a "terrifying dilemma" in which inflation could force it to tighten monetary policy at a time when the central bank needs to support the bond market the most, according to a former board member. There's about a 50 percent chance ...

Business Apr 23, 2014

BOJ will not buy bonds indefinitely

by Masahiro Hidaka and Toru Fujioka

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has said the BOJ will not buy bonds just to keep down the government's debt-servicing costs after it achieves its goal of stable 2 percent inflation. "If we reach our target and prices are stable, we have no intention ...