Japan debt plan needs BOJ to keep rates low

2015-05-21 09:00

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to cut the country's debt pile will rely on the Bank of Japan keeping government bond yields low for years to come.

Japan's monthly wages down for 18th month

2015-02-04 10:30

Inflation-adjusted monthly wages in Japan have fallen 1.4% in December, marking the 18th consecutive month of declines despite improved corporate earnings.

Bank of Japan more upbeat on recovery

2014-05-27 07:58

The Bank of Japan has begun shifting its focus from supporting growth to ways of phasing out its massive stimulus.

Yen weakens as BoJ keeps easing policy

2013-08-08 12:24

The yen has weakened in Asia as the Bank of Japan opted to keep its huge monetary easing scheme in place.

BoJ pledges unlimited easing

2013-01-22 08:44

The Bank of Japan has announced its most determined effort yet to end years of economic stagnation.

Asian markets rise ahead of BoJ decision

2012-10-30 07:41

Asian markets rose as dealers awaited the end of a Bank of Japan policy meeting hoping it would unveil another round of monetary easing measures.

BoJ leaves rates unchanged

2012-04-10 08:15

The Bank of Japan has left its key interest rate unchanged and maintains its view that the world's third-largest economy is picking up.

Bank of Japan unveils loan scheme

2011-04-07 10:14

The Bank of Japan has warned of the pressures facing a nation reeling from disaster as it bolsters funding for quake-hit areas.

Japan quake to knock economy: KPMG

2011-03-11 13:45

A KPMG economist says Friday's massive quake has echoes of a previous one in 1995 which eroded Japan's economic growth.

Dollar jumps on BoJ's further easing policy

2010-10-05 09:51

The dollar has risen sharply against the yen in Tokyo after the Bank of Japan announced further monetary easing measures to help the economy fight deflation.


Weaker oil prices a plus for global economy - BoJ

2015-02-09 17:15

The recent dip in global oil prices is a benefit for the world economy and could lead to some upgrades of economic forecasts, says Bank of Japan governor.

Japan's 'monetary shamanism' criticised

2014-10-22 12:15

Izuru Kato's dismissal of the Bank of Japan's stimulus policy as "monetary shamanism" is ringing loud in the ears of bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda.

Tokyo's Nikkei stock index rises 3.0%

2014-02-18 07:01

Tokyo's Nikkei stock index has surged as much as 3.24%, after the Bank of Japan held off fresh monetary easing measures.

Dollar under pressure in Asia

2013-06-12 07:55

The dollar has been under pressure against the yen in Asia after the Bank of Japan held off launching fresh easing measures following a policy meeting.

Japan's next PM piles pressure on BOJ

2012-12-17 02:19

Japan's next prime minister, Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a landslide election victory, has piled pressure on the central bank as it prepares for a policy meeting.

Dollar soars on Bank of Japan's easing

2012-09-19 07:54

The dollar soared against the yen in Asia as the Bank of Japan announced additional monetary easing, boosting an asset-purchasing fund by ¥10 trillion.

BoJ may ease policy again

2011-08-21 13:51

The Bank of Japan will consider easing monetary policy further, possibly at an emergency meeting, if further rises in the yen push down Tokyo stock prices, sources say.

Japan business confidence dives

2011-04-04 06:51

Japanese business confidence in the outlook for the next three months has plunged following the March 11 earthquake-tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis.

Nikkei hits 3-week low

2010-10-05 10:12

The Nikkei is almost flat after hitting its lowest in three weeks, with the market focus on the outcome of a Bank of Japan policy-setting meeting.

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