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Japan inflation stalls and spending slides, keeps BOJ under pressure

Japan`s core consumer inflation was flat in the year to July and household spending unexpectedly fell, casting deeper doubt on the central bank`s forecast that a solid economic recovery will help accelerate inflation to its 2 percent target.

Japan inflation tepid, spending falls in June

Separately, the ministry said household spending fell 2.0 percent in June against market expectations for another rise after a 4.8 percent increase in May.

Japan inflation tepid, spending up in May: Govt

Core inflation, excluding volatile fresh food prices, was up 0.1 percent year-on-year, beating market expectations for zero growth but coming still well short of the Bank of Japan`s 2.0 percent target.

Japan Q1 economic growth accelerates to 0.6% on-quarter

The latest growth is bigger than a revised 0.3 percent expansion in the final quarter of 2014 and beat the market median forecast of a 0.4 percent on-quarter increase.

Subdued Japan inflation, weak demand keep BOJ under pressure

A slowdown in China and weak first-quarter growth figures in the United States, major markets for Japanese exports, are also adding to the pressure on the Bank of Japan to do more to hit its ambitious 2 percent inflation goal.

Bank of Japan holds off further easing measures

The Bank of Japan held off further easing measures on Wednesday as it struggles to drag up the country`s flatlining inflation that is defying a massive stimulus programme launched two years ago.

Japan core consumer inflation grinds to halt, keeps BOJ pressured

Japan`s annual core consumer inflation ground to a halt in February, the first time it has stopped rising in nearly two years, keeping the central bank under pressure to expand monetary stimulus later this year.

Japan inflation slows again in December as spending drops

Japan inflation slows again in December as spending drops

Japan`s core consumer inflation slowed for a fifth straight month in December, as the internal affairs ministry reported household spending fell a greater-than-expected 3.4 percent from a year ago.

Japan inflation slows and output slips, keep BOJ under pressure

Japanese annual core consumer inflation slowed for a fourth straight month in November due largely to sliding oil prices, highlighting the challenges the central bank faces in achieving its 2 percent inflation target.

Japan inflation slows to 2.7% on-year in November: govt

Japanese core consumer inflation continued to slow in November, increasing 2.7 percent year-on-year, government data showed Friday.

BOJ keeps policy steady, markets await new price forecasts

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

Bank of Japan to set two percent inflation goal

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) Tuesday decided to set a two percent inflation goal and pledged to ease monetary conditions "decisively" at the conclusion of a two-day policy meeting.