Apr 21, 2017 at 10:41 | Source: Reuters
Kuroda also said that while Japan's economic prospects were brightening, inflation was lacking momentum and justified maintaining the BOJ's massive monetary stimulus for some time.
Apr 18, 2017 at 13:56 | Source: Reuters
The nominations, presented to parliament on Tuesday, suggest the Bank of Japan will maintain its massive stimulus but with an eye on concerns held by the country's banks that its policy of capping bond yields is hurting profits, some analysts say.
Apr 11, 2017 at 10:00 | Source: Reuters
Kuroda, speaking in the upper house of parliament, also said he felt the BOJ would be able to manage its exit smoothly, including reducing the size of its balance sheet.
Apr 06, 2017 at 08:33 | Source: Reuters
There is still a year left in Kuroda's current five-year stint, and the selection process won't begin in earnest until the latter half of this year, but some of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's closest aides and senior financial officials say reappointment is a real possibility.
Apr 05, 2017 at 14:36 | Source: Reuters
Any such downgrade of the BOJ's 1.5 percent inflation target will make it difficult for the central bank to seek an early exit from its massive stimulus, said Kazuo Momma, a former BOJ official who oversaw its monetary policy and international affairs.
Apr 03, 2017 at 08:16 | Source: Reuters
Service-sector sentiment improved for the first time in six quarters and companies remained upbeat on their capital expenditure plans, the Bank of Japan's "tankan" survey showed, offering hope the economic recovery will gather momentum in coming months.
Mar 31, 2017 at 10:51 | Source: Reuters
The Bank of Japan's quarterly tankan business sentiment survey will likely show the headline index for big manufacturers' sentiment improved by four points to plus 14 in March from plus 10 in December, the poll of 19 economists found.
Mar 31, 2017 at 08:40 | Source: Reuters
But household spending remained soft and consumer inflation was flat when stripping away the effect of rising energy costs, underscoring the challenges the Bank of Japan faces in generating sustained price rises backed by steady wage growth.
Mar 27, 2017 at 08:15 | Source: Reuters
Members dismissed the notion that the BOJ would have to raise its 10-year government bond yield target due to gains in bond yields overseas, and instead said it should focus solely on the domestic economy.
Mar 24, 2017 at 11:52 | Source: Reuters
Kuroda also dismissed financial market concerns that the BOJ will eventually lose its ability to control long-term interest rates under its yield-curve-control framework.