Aug 12, 2015

Some BOJ policymakers remain cautious on inflation, minutes show

Some Bank of Japan policymakers continued to hold a cautious view over the timing of achieving the central bank's 2 percent inflation target, minutes of the July policy meeting showed Wednesday. One member of the policy board pointed out that the effects of upward pressure ...

Aug 21, 2014

U.S. job market gains yet to convince Fed to hike rates

The Federal Reserve has been surprised by how quickly the U.S. labor market is healing but doesn't want to bring forward a planned rate hike until the recovery looks more convincing, according to minutes of its last policy meeting. Policymakers "generally agreed" improvements in the ...

/ Apr 1, 2014

Japan starts compiling minutes of Cabinet meetings

The government began compiling the minutes of Tuesday's Cabinet meeting in preparation of making them public for the first time. The minutes of each meeting, with date, place, the name of the participants and their statements, will be put on the website of the prime ...

/ Jan 27, 2014

Minutes show some BOJ policymakers still wary of tax hike

Some of the Bank of Japan's policymakers were worried in December that the first stage of the consumption tax hike in April will hurt business and consumer sentiment, although the Policy Board as a whole agreed the economy will probably continue to recover, minutes ...

Dec 26, 2013

Some on BOJ board see CPI gains cooling

Some Bank of Japan policymakers think the recent rise in consumer prices is likely to slow, and there are calls to provide a thorough explanation of how the BOJ intends to achieve its 2 percent inflation target, the minutes of their November policy meeting ...

/ Nov 6, 2013

BOJ board ranks urge boost in jobs, incomes

Some members of the Bank of Japan's Policy Board called for improvement in the employment and income situation to maintain solid domestic demand, given the relatively slow pace in the recovery of exports and production, according to the minutes of their Oct. 3-4 meeting. A ...

BOJ must be ready to act fast, member says

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. "The approach of examining both upside and downside risks and making adjustments as appropriate without hesitation was important," the member ...

/ 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. During the meeting Aug. 7 and 8, many ...