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  • Sep 17, 2014
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Bank of Japan

Bank of Japan keeps rates on hold, says economy starting to recover

The central bank made no major changes to its forecast that consumer inflation will accelerate to nearly 2 per cent by March 2016, a key target for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to reflate the economy.

Friday, 12 July, 2013, 3:38am

BOJ split on measures to stabilise bond market

The Bank of Japan is divided over whether to authorise a measure designed to quell bond-market volatility, with some officials concerned it would return the BOJ to a pattern of incremental steps that failed in the past, say people familiar with the discussions.

7 Jun 2013 - 3:46am

BOJ members divided over ambitious stimulus plan

The minutes of the Bank of Japan's April 26 meeting showed a rift developing within the board over its ambitious stimulus plan, as a few policymakers opposed targeting 2 per cent inflation in two years and called for more flexibility in guiding monetary policy.

28 May 2013 - 4:50am

No cutting the slack

The Bank of Japan may end up pursuing its massive monetary easing for up to five years before achieving inflation levels conducive to unwinding its aggressive stimulus, a poll of central bank watchers suggests.

23 May 2013 - 4:27am

Bank of Japan redoubles commitment to easing

The Bank of Japan put on a show of resolve about its ambitious plan to boost the country's money supply at a policy meeting yesterday, as economists had expected, hours after a report highlighted deflation's grip on the economy.

27 Apr 2013 - 4:23am

Yen weakens as G20 applauds BOJ stimulus moves

The yen weakened to nearly 100 per US dollar for the first time since April 2009, after the Group of 20 offered no opposition to the Bank of Japan's monetary stimulus policies.

23 Apr 2013 - 4:45am

Timing the key in Japan's massive gamble to revive the economy

After two "lost decades", Japan has begun a risky monetary gamble. Abenomics has the potential to make or break Japanese savings, the Asian century and global recovery.

22 Apr 2013 - 1:58am

Abenomics' samurai spirit

Like many a guest arriving late at a drinks function, there's a natural inclination to make up for lost time. And so it is with the Bank of Japan, which joined the global reflation party in early April, with plans to unleash a torrent of liquidity designed to wash away decades of economic underperformance.

15 Apr 2013 - 3:11am

BOJ mulls symbolic lift in price forecast

The Bank of Japan is considering boosting its consumer price outlook to signal confidence it will meet a pledge to achieve 2 per cent inflation in two years, people familiar with the central bank's discussions have said.

13 Apr 2013 - 6:26am

Monetary easing the wrong cure for Japan's deflation

The Bank of Japan shocked the market with its aggressive bond-buying programme aimed at achieving 2 per cent inflation in two years.

10 Apr 2013 - 3:20am 1 comment