Monetary Easing

No cutting the slack

The Bank of Japan last month began its programme to flood the markets with US$1.4 trillion in cash to reflate a limp economy. Photo: Reuters

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.

Thursday, 23 May, 2013, 4:27am

Adding shine to stimulus

Gold has had a 12-year bull run but price falls this week could give central bankers more reason to keep pump-priming. Photo: AP

The slump in gold may hand activist central bankers more reasons to pursue the easy monetary policy that helped drive up the metal's price in the first place.

18 Apr 2013 - 5:33am

China monetary tightening pressure eases off

People's Bank of China has drained cash from the financial system since the Lunar New Year holiday ended. Photo: Xinhua

Pressure on Beijing to tighten monetary policy and macroeconomic controls is easing as inflation will be "relatively low" this month due to slowing food-price gains, central bank adviser Song Guoqing said yesterday.

3 Mar 2013 - 5:35am

Asia Development bank boss supports further BOJ easing measures

Haruhiko Kuroda, president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Photo: Bloomberg

"Some additional" measures could be justified for 2013, ADB president Haruhiko Kuroda said, stressing that he was speaking in his capacity as an economist and chief of the ADB, not as a BOJ contender.

12 Feb 2013 - 5:07am