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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 30, 2019
Bank of Japan mulled another cut to short-term rates at September Policy Board meeting
Bank of Japan policymakers discussed the potential for further easing at their latest meeting, with one member suggesting another cut to short-term interest rates amid rising expectations for additional stimulus, a summary of their opinions showed Monday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 21, 2016
Some BOJ policymakers worried about negative rates, minutes show
Minutes from the Bank of Japan's April policy meeting showed some members expressed misgivings over its negative interest rate policy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 10, 2016
BOJ qualifies on website only that Policy Board pair 'completed' Todai PhD programs
The Bank of Japan said Monday its website states that two of its Policy Board members "completed a PhD program in economics" at the University of Tokyo graduate school, not that they held doctoral degrees.
Japan Times
Jan 8, 2016
BOJ's new summary of thinking gives little clue for future policy
The Bank of Japan released its first summary of opinions from a monetary policy board meeting Friday, providing an outline of what was discussed at the Dec. 17-18 gathering while giving little new guidance on the future course of monetary policy.
Nov 26, 2014
Abe will have chance to name more women to BOJ board
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a chance to appoint a second female to the Bank of Japan's Policy Board next year, which would mark a first in the institution's 132-year history, said one of his advisers, Etsuro Honda.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 7, 2014
BOJ keeps policy steady but warns of weak production
The Bank of Japan on Tuesday kept its monetary policy steady, saying the economy is recovering despite the jolt it suffered from the consumption tax hike in April, but the bank downgraded its assessment of industrial output.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 7, 2014
BOJ board meets amid concerns about exports, production
The Bank of Japan began its two-day policy meeting Thursday amid expectations that the central bank will keep monetary policy steady while examining downside risks to the economy, including weak exports and industrial output.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 30, 2014
Division on Japan's monetary easing revealed by 2004 central bank minutes
Bank of Japan policymakers were divided in 2004 on whether to follow a policy of further monetary easing despite signs of economic recovery, according to minutes released Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 18, 2014
BOJ concerned weak exports point to structural problem, minutes show
Bank of Japan policymakers have raised concerns about the nation's slowing exports, with some citing "structural factors" that might not be addressed in the near term, according to the minutes of their meeting released Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 14, 2014
BOJ expected to tweak economic estimates during policy meeting
The Bank of Japan on Monday began a two-day policy meeting to review its growth and inflation forecasts for moderate economic expansion despite the April consumption tax hike.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 8, 2014
BOJ stays policy course, aware of sales tax hike hit
The Bank of Japan on Tuesday left its ultra-loose monetary policy unchanged, while acknowledging the consumption tax hike introduced this month will have a negative impact on the economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 18, 2014
BOJ boost to loan programs seen as sign for more easing
The Bank of Japan on Tuesday boosted lending programs while sticking with a plan for unprecedented asset purchases, as the central bank tries to support a recovery and stamp out 15 years of deflation.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 22, 2014
BOJ keeps ultraeasy monetary policy
The Bank of Japan said Wednesday it will maintain its ultraeasy monetary policy and keep unchanged its consumer price outlook for fiscal 2015 at 1.9 percent, near its 2 percent inflation target aimed at beating deflation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Oct 4, 2013
BOJ stays ultra-easy policy course; outlook same
The Bank of Japan on Friday maintained its ultra-easy monetary policy and left unchanged its assessment of the domestic economy, saying it is "recovering moderately" amid continuing improvements in business sentiment and consumer spending.
BUSINESS / Economy
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.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 13, 2013
Overseas weakness worries BOJ
Some Bank of Japan policymakers pointed to weakening in the economies of China and emerging countries as a reason why overseas demand was likely to fall short of projections, the minutes of their meeting last month showed Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2013
BOJ stands pat, unriled by stock, JGB chaos
The Bank of Japan keeps its radical monetary easing policy unchanged and reports that the economy is picking up amid 'a recovery' in exports and investment.


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