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BOJ keeps policy steady, cuts inflation forecast

The central bank also left unchanged its forward guidance, adopted in July, that pledges to keep interest rates extremely low for an extended period.

Jan 23, 2019, 09:23 AM IST

BoJ hoses down market speculation of early stimulus exit

BoJ ramped up efforts to dispel market speculation of an early withdrawal of its massive stimulus.

Jan 31, 2018, 12:45 PM IST

Japan's record exports, manufacturing, point to powerhouse economy

According to a survey, Japanese manufacturing activity expanded in January at the fastest pace in almost 4 yrs.

Jan 24, 2018, 10:08 AM IST

Japan's record FY2018 budget puts fiscal discipline in doubt

Japanese government will spend 23.3 trillion yen for debt-servicing - roughly a quarter of the overall budget.

Dec 22, 2017, 10:18 AM IST

BOJ seen keeping on stimulus to support inflation

At a two-day meeting ending on Thursday, the BOJ is widely expected to keep its short-term interest rate target at minus 0.1 percent.

Dec 18, 2017, 10:07 AM IST

BOJ pushes back inflation target for sixth time, keeps policy steady

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday but once again pushed back the timing for achieving its ambitious inflation target, reinforcing views that it will lag well behind other major central banks in scaling back its massive stimulus programme.

Jul 20, 2017, 13:44 PM IST

Donald Trump's policies cause great uncertainty in Japan's central bank

The economic policies of US President Donald Trump are generating a lot of uncertainty in the Bank of Japan's Monetary Policy Committee, according to the minutes of its last meeting published on Wednesday.

Feb 08, 2017, 14:59 PM IST

BOJ keeps policy steady, delays inflation target again

The Bank of Japan held off on expanding stimulus on Tuesday despite once again pushing back the timing for hitting its inflation target, signalling that it will keep policy unchanged unless a severe shock threatens to derail a fragile economic recovery.

Nov 01, 2016, 11:13 AM IST

Bank of Japan plans measures to meet inflation target

The Bank of Japan is preparing a long-term strategy to achieve its inflation target, according to a report released on Friday.

Sep 30, 2016, 16:02 PM IST

BOJ's Kuroda sees no big rise or fall in bond buying for now

 The pace at which the Bank of Japan buys bonds will depend on what is needed to achieve its yield curve target but no big increases or decreases were expected for now, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday, dampening speculation that the BOJ was considering tapering asset purchases.

Sep 26, 2016, 15:50 PM IST

BOJ overhauls policy focus, sets target for government bond yields

The Bank of Japan made an abrupt shift on Wednesday to targeting interest rates on government bonds to achieve its elusive inflation target, after years of massive money printing failed to jolt the economy out of decades-long stagnation.

Sep 21, 2016, 17:39 PM IST

No change in policy rate by Bank of Japan

Bank of Japan does not make any changes in policy rate. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Sep 21, 2016, 12:58 PM IST

Japanese stocks lift Asia, yen falls as BOJ overhauls policy

Japanese stocks rallied and lifted Asian equities on Wednesday, while the yen weakened after the Bank of Japan surprised markets by adopting a target for long-term interest rates in an overhaul of its massive monetary stimulus programme.

Sep 21, 2016, 12:08 PM IST

Sensex dips 111 points as BoJ, Fed verdicts loom

Mirroring global weakness, the Sensex fell 111 points today, halting its four-day winning run, and the NSE Nifty broke below the 8,800-mark as investors turned cautious ahead of key policy meetings of the US Federal Reserve and Japanese central bank.

Sep 20, 2016, 16:53 PM IST

Outcome of US Fed meet to dictate stock market trend: Experts

Stock markets would keenly await the outcome of the US Fed policy meeting this week which would influence trading sentiment going ahead, say experts.

Sep 18, 2016, 12:18 PM IST

BoJ `ready` to supply liquidity to limit market impact of Brexit

The Bank of Japan Friday said Friday that it stood ready to work with other major central banks to inject ample liquidity to counter wild volatility in financial markets hammered by Brexit fears.

Jun 24, 2016, 10:40 AM IST

Market loses way again, Sensex takes 159-point beating

Market benchmark Sensex hit an air pocket for the second straight day as it tumbled by over 159 points to 25,679 due to profit-booking amid weak global cues ahead of two key central bank meetings.

Apr 25, 2016, 18:37 PM IST

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.

Apr 07, 2016, 06:58 AM IST

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.

Jan 29, 2016, 15:30 PM IST

Consumer prices in Japan fall in October

Japanese central bank, Bank of Japan, is trying to reach a two-percent inflation target.

Nov 27, 2015, 13:28 PM IST