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BOJ deputy government nominee says crafting new policy for easing an option
Wed, Mar 07, 2018
The Bank of Japan can come up with new policy steps if it were to expand its ultra-loose monetary stimulus, said Masazumi Wakatabe, a nominee for deputy governor, in a sign the central bank will have a formidable opponent of whittling down its massive bond-buying programme. But Wakatabe said the
BOJ hoses down market speculation of early stimulus exit
Wed, Jan 31, 2018
BOJ Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata said on Wednesday the central bank must maintain its "powerful" monetary easing with inflation still distant from its 2 percent target.
BOJ keeps policy unchanged, slightly more upbeat on inflation outlook
Tue, Jan 23, 2018
As widely expected, the BOJ maintained a pledge to guide short-term interest rates at minus 0.1 percent and 10-year bond yields around zero percent at its two-day rate review that ended on Tuesday.
Global Markets: BoJ's tweak buoys yen, stocks rally rumbles on
Tue, Jan 09, 2018
A tweak to the Bank of Japan’s bond-buying programme caused the yen to rise on Tuesday, while gains from commodity stocks as oil hit its highest since 2015 helped world shares maintain their flying start to the year.
Japan's factories, retailers rev up, central bankers flag stimulus reduction
Thu, Dec 28, 2017
Data showed Japanese companies forecast a further increase in industrial production in December as robust overseas demand continues to support factory activity and broader economic growth.
Japan's household spending jumps but BOJ seen keeping stimulus
Tue, Dec 26, 2017
Minutes of the BOJ`s October rate review showed that while most central bank policymakers saw no need to ramp up stimulus, they agreed on the need to sustain "powerful" monetary easing for the time being.
BOJ keeps policy steady; newcomer signals desire for future easing
Tue, Oct 31, 2017
New board member Goushi Kataoka dissented from the BOJ board`s decision to maintain its interest rate targets, arguing that the BOJ should buy government bonds so that 15-year JGB yields would remain at less than 0.2%.
BOJ holds policy steady; upgrades view on global growth
Fri, Jun 16, 2017
The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday and upgraded its assessment of private consumption and overseas growth, signalling its confidence that an export-driven economic recovery was broadening and gaining momentum.
BOJ's balance sheet reaches 500 trillion yen, about to overtake Fed
Fri, Jun 02, 2017
Data from the BOJ showed its total assets rose to 500.8 trillion yen at the end of May, compared to 425.7 trillion yen a year earlier. It was 164.8 trillion yen when Governor Haruhiko Kuroda took the helm in March 2013.
Governor Haruhiko Kuroda says Bank of Japan facing ''challenging'' situation amid low inflation
Sat, May 06, 2017
The Bank of Japan's Governor Haruhiko Kuroda in a recently held seminar has said that the central bank is facing big challenges as inflation holds well below its 2% target, whereby underscoring the importance for the bank to maintain its massive stimulus programme.
Bank of Japan keeps monetary policy steady as US Fed hikes interest rate in three months
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Bank of Japan on Thursday kept monetary policy steady in the wake of the US Federal Reserve`s second interest rate hike in three months.
Japan logs ninth monthly price fall in November
Tue, Dec 27, 2016
Japan`s consumer prices fell for the ninth straight month in November, official data showed on Tuesday, while household spending declined and unemployment ticked up.
Bank of Japan keeps policy on hold, brightens view of economy
Tue, Dec 20, 2016
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept monetary policy steady and took a more upbeat view of the economy on Tuesday, reinforcing market expectations that its future policy direction could be an increase - not a cut - in interest rates.
Bank of Japan pushes back inflation timeline by one year
Tue, Nov 01, 2016
Japan`s central bank on Tuesday pushed back its timeline for reaching a high-profile inflation target, in the latest acknowledgement that Tokyo's war on deflation is falling way below expectations.
Gold holds losses on firm dollar after positive US data
Tue, Oct 04, 2016
Gold held on to losses early on Tuesday, after falling slightly in the previous session, on a firmer dollar after an upbeat US economic data. Fundamentals
Global monetary easing moves hit 200th milestone since January 2015
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Armenia does not often take the global financial spotlight but a routine rate cut by the tiny former Soviet republic this week marked a global milestone - the 200th case of policy easing worldwide since the start of last year.
What happens to India as US Fed keeps rates unchanged?
Wed, Sep 21, 2016
The US Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but strongly signaled it could still tighten monetary policy by the end of this year as the labour market improved further.
BOJ adopts long-term interest rates target; sets yield curve control
Wed, Sep 21, 2016
The BOJ maintained the 0.1% negative interest rate it applies to some of the excess reserves that financial institutions park with the central bank.
Wall Street set to open higher as investors await US Fed meet
Tue, Sep 20, 2016
US stocks looked set to open higher as investors saw little room for the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in a two-day meeting starting on Tuesday. The central bank's meeting will conclude with Fed Chair Janet Yellen's press conference at 2:00 pm ET on Wednesday.
Indian markets likely to be volatile this week: India Ratings
Tue, Sep 20, 2016
Indian markets are likely to be volatile this week as two central banks will announce their monetary policies, said India Ratings and Research in a press release on Monday.