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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

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

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

Sensex cracks below 26,000-mark, tanks 461 points

The broader Nifty crashed 132.65 points, or 1.66 percent, to 7,847.25.

Apr 28, 2016, 17:43 PM 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

Bank of Japan cuts annual economic growth, inflation forecasts

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) on Wednesday cut its growth and inflation forecasts for the world`s third-largest economy, but said a recovery was still underway as it held fire on more easing measures.

Jul 15, 2015, 10:12 AM IST

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.

May 01, 2015, 12:18 PM IST

Bank of Japan holds fire on stimulus despite tepid inflation

The BOJ left unchanged its pledge to increase base money, or cash and deposits at the central bank, at an annual pace of 80 trillion yen ($672 billion) through purchases of government bonds and risky assets.

Apr 30, 2015, 09:55 AM IST

Bank of Japan deputy governor says price uptrend intact, defends two-year timeframe

Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata said on Wednesday the recent collapse in oil prices has not hampered a broad uptrend in consumer prices, stressing that the effect of the bank`s monetary stimulus is working its way through the economy.

Feb 04, 2015, 09:47 AM IST

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.

Dec 26, 2014, 17:26 PM IST

Yen weakens in Asia after BoJ meeting

The yen weakened in Asia Friday after the Bank of Japan held off fresh easing measures and struck a slightly more upbeat view of the world`s number three economy.

Dec 19, 2014, 10:49 AM IST

Japan business confidence down in December quarter: BoJ

Confidence among major Japanese manufacturers edged down in the three months to December, a quarterly central bank survey showed Monday, underscoring the lacklustre state of the world`s third largest economy.

Dec 15, 2014, 10:27 AM IST

Nikkei soars to 7-year high on GPIF, BOJ euphoria; weak yen boosts exporters

The move sent the Nikkei benchmark and global stocks soaring, and hammered the yen in the process.

Nov 04, 2014, 10:46 AM IST

Bank of Japan expands monetary easing plan as economy slows

The Bank of Japan ramped up its vast monetary easing programme Friday -- sending the yen plunging and stocks soaring -- in a surprise move aimed at reviving growth just as the Federal Reserve winds down its own stimulus spree.

Oct 31, 2014, 11:52 AM IST

Yen plunges to near seven-year low in Tokyo after BoJ easing

The yen plunged to a near seven-year low in Asia on Friday after the Bank of Japan said it would expand its already vast asset-purchasing programme in a bid to kickstart the economy.

Oct 31, 2014, 10:56 AM IST

Bank of Japan strikes less-optimistic tone on economy

The Bank of Japan on Tuesday struck a less optimistic tone on its view of the world`s number three economy, although it held off fresh monetary easing measures after its latest policy meeting.

Oct 07, 2014, 15:57 PM IST

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.

Jul 07, 2014, 17:48 PM IST

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.

Jun 16, 2014, 09:40 AM IST

BoJ holds fire on new easing measures, says economy improving

The Bank of Japan on Wednesday held off expanding its monetary easing campaign and said the world`s number three economy was picking up pace, despite fears that a sales tax rise will dent consumer spending.

May 21, 2014, 10:41 AM IST