Feb 22, 2017 at 11:28 | Source: Reuters
Kuroda said Japan's economic growth was accelerating and keeping inflation on track to hit the BOJ's 2 percent target during the fiscal year ending in March 2019, in line with its latest quarterly forecasts made in November.
Feb 08, 2017 at 09:08 | Source: Reuters
Members also believed it was appropriate for the BOJ to maintain its current ultra-easy policy, with one member even arguing that the central bank should not change policy hastily.
Feb 03, 2017 at 13:03 | Source: Reuters
It was the first clear sign from Japan that Tokyo won't allow Trump to dictate domestic economic policy, leaving room for potential tensions between the staunch allies as Trump's first term gets underway.
Feb 01, 2017 at 16:24 | Source: Reuters
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended the Bank of Japan's massive stimulus programme, saying it was intended to reflate the economy and was not currency manipulation.
Feb 01, 2017 at 09:02 | Source: Reuters
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that Japan was conducting policy in line with G7 and G20 agreements. He added that there was no change to its stance that it would respond appropriately against "one-sided" currency moves.
Jan 31, 2017 at 09:01 | Source: Reuters
In a widely expected move, the BOJ maintained the 0.1 percent interest it charges on a portion of the excess reserves that financial institutions park with the central bank.
Jan 31, 2017 at 08:21 | Source: Reuters
Markets are also focusing on what BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has to say on US President Donald Trump's protectionist trade stance, particularly with Trump taking direct aim at Japan's powerful auto industry - a mainstay of its economy.
Jan 30, 2017 at 08:16 | Source: Reuters
Japanese government bond yields spiked last week after the BOJ skipped a much-anticipated auction to buy short-term debt on Wednesday, leaving investors wondering about its intentions and casting doubt on its resolve to cap bond yields. Two days later, it surprised markets again by increasing bond purchases.
Jan 25, 2017 at 18:22 | Source: Reuters
The Bank of Japan likely reduced government bond buying this month than in December by forgoing purchases of short-term bonds on Wednesday, a move some market players saw as a prelude toward tapering the central bank's massive asset-buying programme.
Jan 23, 2017 at 15:00 | Source: Reuters
The meeting comes amid uncertainty about how financial markets will respond to US President Donald Trump, who was sworn into office on Friday.