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Key dates in BoJ stimulus programme

Key dates in BoJ stimulus programme

Japan`s central bank overhauled its monetary policy this week, turning its focus on government bond yields as it tries to kickstart inflation in the world`s number three economy.

Asia shares inch up as oil surges, dollar slips

Aiding risk sentiment were minutes of the Fed`s last meeting which showed many members reluctant to hike further in the face of global uncertainty.

BOJ stuns markets with negative interest rate surprise

BOJ stuns markets with negative interest rate surprise

The Bank of Japan unexpectedly cut a benchmark interest rate below zero on Friday, stunning investors with another bold move to revive the economy as volatile markets and slowing global growth threaten its efforts to beat deflation.

Cheaper tomorrow? Bank of Japan battles entrenched ''deflation mindset''

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda does not need to convince Japanese people like Kazue Shibata that deflation brings problems, but getting them to believe that higher prices will make things better is proving to be a harder sell.

Japan downgrades economic assessment as PM promises reform

Japan`s economy contracted 1.8 percent on-quarter in the three months to June -- or 7.1 percent on an annualised basis -- its steepest quarterly drop since the 2011 quake and tsunami disaster.

BOJ upbeat on regional economies, reassures easy policy to stay

The Bank of Japan kept its upbeat assessment for all of the country`s nine regions, saying a moderate recovery was taking hold and bolstering views the economy is on track to meet the central bank`s price target without more monetary stimulus.

BoJ chief sticks his neck out, pressures Japanese PM Abe for action

The stakes are high. Abe`s "growth strategy" is expected to be unveiled around June 27.

BOJ keeps policy steady, markets await new price forecasts

BOJ kept policy steady suggesting no additional stimulus is on the near-term horizon.

BoJ chief doubts Bitcoin's future as a currency

The head of the Bank of Japan on Tuesday cast doubt on Bitcoin's future, saying the scandal-plagued digital unit "cannot be a currency" unless it proves its reliability.

BoJ chief faces new challenges a year later

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Thursday marked his first year in the job as critics and sceptics alike keep an eye how his unprecedented monetary easing programme ripples through the economy.

Central bankers at Davos brush off stimulus dangers

Fears of economic instability due to the slowing of massive monetary stimulus policies are unwarranted, top central bankers said Friday, amid accusations that the easy money has won only a timid recovery.

BoJ stands pat on easing, says winning deflation battle

The Bank of Japan on Wednesday said its monetary easing blitz was winning the war on deflation as it held off announcing any fresh measures to stimulate the economy.

Bank of Japan, RBI conclude deal for raising BSA to $50 bn

The BSA shall be effective until December 3, 2015.

BOJ maintains stimulus, more upbeat on capex

The Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus on Friday and upgraded its view on capital expenditure, encouraged by growing signs that the benefits of its aggressive policy action to escape deflation are broadening.

Kuroda steps down as ADB chief, to soon join BoJ

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda Monday stepped down after eight years of service and will soon takeover as Bank of Japan Governor.

India can achieve 8-9% economic growth: ADB President

Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday said the fiscal consolidation roadmap announced by India will help in getting back to high economic growth rate of 8-9 percent in the coming years.

Global economic crisis a wake-up call for Asia: ADB

Financial crisis in Europe could escalate and along with slow recovery in the US, this year will be crucial for global economy but Asian nations must continue long term structural reforms while insulating the region against the troubles, ADB said on Thursday.

Asia and Pacific likely to grow at 6.9% during 2012: ADB

The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday projected a near 7 percent growth for the Asia Pacific region during 2012.