Tag - monetary-easing

 
 

MONETARY EASING

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 23, 2019
BOJ's next step down a narrow path
Other central banks will likely release fresh rounds of monetary easing, but Japan's central bank is out of ammunition.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 19, 2019
Regional bank in Japan battles ultralow interest rates with wine bar and sea urchins
As years of near-zero interest rates in Japan make traditional lending barely profitable, one regional bank is seeking to drum up business through less conventional enterprises, from opening wine bars to helping fishermen farm sea urchins.
BUSINESS
Apr 22, 2019
Half of economists now expect Bank of Japan's next move to be more easing
About half of economists now expect the Bank of Japan's next policy move to be monetary easing, including three who see it coming this week, according to a Bloomberg survey.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 10, 2018
BOJ repeats no-deadline schedule for 2% inflation target
Gov. Kuroda's remarks came after policymakers ditched references to a time frame, leading to speculation the BOJ does not expect to reach the goal by fiscal 2019 as forecast.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 22, 2018
74% of Japanese firms want BOJ to exit stimulus but see no tightening till 2019 or beyond: poll
Three-quarters of Japanese companies say the Bank of Japan needs to exit from its supereasy monetary policy but most do not see that happening until next year or beyond, a poll found.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 22, 2017
Bank of Japan's ETF buying leaves Nikkei 225 trailing Topix, analysts say
The Bank of Japan's reduction of the amount it invests in the Nikkei 225 stock average is leaving the blue-chip gauge lagging behind the broader Topix by the widest margin in nearly two years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 16, 2017
Bank of Japan's Kuroda warns low rates may sow seeds of new financial crisis
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Thursday low profitability at financial institutions could sow the seeds of a new financial crisis, offering his strongest warning to date of the demerits of aggressive monetary easing pursued by major central banks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Feb 11, 2017
Abe and Trump avoid forex issues but BOJ still fears future attacks on monetary policy
Japan's foreign-exchange policy did not become a sticking point at Friday's U.S.-Japan summit, and an encouraged Bank of Japan might keep its aggressive monetary easing program in place as it tries to stoke 2 percent inflation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 3, 2017
BOJ to conduct special bond buying after yield surge on Trump remarks
Japanese government bonds swung and the yen fell as the central bank moved to reassert control over surging yields, while money market rates rose in China after officials boosted their target for a key benchmark.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 16, 2016
Economists worry over BOJ's next step
Amid speculation the Bank of Japan will announce additional monetary easing next week, some observers are warning of possible side effects.
BUSINESS
Jan 24, 2016
Kuroda sees limited impact of market turmoil on Japan's outlook
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda plays down the prospect of market turmoil causing Japanese companies to pare back capital spending and wage increases, and expressed confidence in the underlying pace of inflation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 25, 2015
Bank of Japan has room to maintain easing, Suga says
The Bank of Japan still has policy options to continue its unprecedented monetary easing, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said in an interview days after the central bank announced it would not expand its main stimulus target.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 2, 2015
Kuroda sows doubts on further easing among some BOJ watchers
After twice this year putting off his inflation target yet declining to step up monetary stimulus, Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has discouraged some analysts from thinking he'll ever boost policy again.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 23, 2015
BOJ to snip GDP, inflation forecasts for 2015, 2016
The Bank of Japan will cut its growth and inflation outlook for this fiscal year at a rate review next week, but only slightly tweak its projections for next year, sources said, possibly tempering expectations that the central bank will soon ease monetary policy further.
BUSINESS
Sep 13, 2015
Bank of Japan to stand pat even as goals depart from reality, sources say
Bank of Japan policymakers are in no mood to expand monetary stimulus this week, sources familiar with their thinking say, even as poor data challenges their presumption that economic recovery will boost inflation to its 2 percent target next year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 11, 2015
Odds rise on BOJ stimulus next month amid China turmoil, inflation woes
With the economy struggling to gather momentum after a contraction last quarter, more than a third of economists see the Bank of Japan expanding monetary stimulus next month, according to a Bloomberg News survey.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 13, 2015
Japan can offset China yuan move by easing: Abe adviser
Japan "need not worry" about China's devaluation of the yuan because it can always offset the effects by easing monetary policy, said an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 1, 2015
BOJ bond holdings' profits top Zuckerberg's net wealth
The Bank of Japan made more on its bond holdings on paper in the past year than Mark Zuckerberg is worth.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets / FOCUS
May 21, 2015
Yen's stealthy depreciation disguised by resilience versus dollar
Don't be fooled by the yen's recent resilience against the dollar — it's dropping against the rest of its major peers at the fastest pace in six months.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 11, 2015
Drop base money goal to regain market's trust, ex-BOJ economist says
The Bank of Japan risks losing the confidence of investors by sticking to a bond-buying plan that is failing to drive inflation to its goal, says a former chief economist at the central bank.

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