BoJ maintains stimulus as inflation lags behind growth

2017-12-21 11:27

The Bank of Japan has left policy settings unchanged in the final meeting of 2017, retaining its unprecedented monetary stimulus as it waits for a pickup in low inflation.

BOJ warns banks may take excessive risks

2016-10-24 10:01

The Bank of Japan has expressed concern that some banks may take excessive risks to maintain profitability.

BOJ opts for limited stimulus expansion, plans to assess policy

2016-07-29 07:43

The Bank of Japan has expanded its purchases of exchange-traded funds, while refraining from boosting the pace of bond purchases that form the main part of its monetary stimulus

2020 Tokyo Olympics to boost Japan by R70trn

2015-12-28 09:37

The Tokyo Summer Olympics will boost the Japanese economy as much as ¥30trn (R70trn) by 2020, according to a report by the Bank of Japan.

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 goes from stopping advance in yields to battling decline

2017-09-19 12:27

After spending a year trying to prevent benchmark yields from rising above zero percent, the Bank of Japan now faces the challenge of stopping them from falling too low.

Yield players could push rand below R14/$ - analyst

2016-07-29 10:38

The reasons for buying the rand on its own merit are not there, but yield players could push it through R14/$ after Bank of Japan announced more monetary policy stimulus plans.

BoJ spurs yen investors into foreign debt

2016-06-09 09:32

Mexico has sold its lowest-priced Samurai debt in a deal that brings yen-denominated issuance by foreign borrowers in the last month to more than ¥500bn.

BoJ delays timing for 2% inflation goal

2015-10-30 09:00

The Bank of Japan has postponed its forecast for reaching its target, saying that the timing of hitting that goal depends on oil prices.

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.

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