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Japan's finance minister says closely watching market volatility

25 Feb 2020

TOKYO Japan's finance minister Taro Aso said he was closely monitoring market volatility, as Asian shares sank on fears the coronavirus outbreak could wreak greater economic damage than first thought.

Japan's finance minister says closely watching market volatility

25 Feb 2020

TOKYO Japan's finance minister Taro Aso said he was closely monitoring market volatility, as Asian shares sank on fears the coronavirus outbreak could wreak greater economic damage than first thought.

Recession risk forces BOJ to row back on inflation goal

18 Feb 2020

TOKYO The widening economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak and soft consumption are forcing the Bank of Japan to message more strongly that it is no longer inclined to chase its elusive 2% inflation target, sources familiar with its thinking say.

ANALYSIS-Recession risk forces BOJ to row back on inflation goal

18 Feb 2020

* Dwindling tool-kit, weak recovery keep BOJ's eyes on growth

BOJ's Kuroda flags more easing if virus impact worsens: Sankei

17 Feb 2020

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank would consider additional rapid easing if the coronavirus outbreak significantly threatened Japan's economy and price trends, the Sankei newspaper reported on Monday.

BOJ's Kuroda flags more easing if virus impact worsens - Sankei

17 Feb 2020

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank would consider additional rapid easing if the coronavirus outbreak significantly threatened Japan's economy and price trends, the Sankei newspaper reported on Monday.

Coronavirus seen shaving 0.2 percentage points off Japan's 2020 GDP growth: Reuters poll

14 Feb 2020

TOKYO The coronavirus epidemic is expected to shave up to 0.2 percentage points off Japan's economic growth this year as it hits exports, factory output and tourism, a Reuters poll of analysts showed on Friday.

Japan's fourth-quarter factory output falls at fastest pace on record

31 Jan 2020

TOKYO Japan's factory output fell at the fastest pace on record in October-December amid sluggish demand at home and abroad, reinforcing views the economy likely contracted in the fourth quarter.

Japan warns about risks to economy from China virus outbreak

28 Jan 2020

TOKYO Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura warned on Tuesday that corporate profits and factory production might take a hit from the coronavirus outbreak in China that has rattled global markets and chilled confidence.

Japan warns about risks to economy from China virus outbreak

28 Jan 2020

TOKYO Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura warned on Tuesday that corporate profits and factory production might take a hit from the coronavirus outbreak in China that has rattled global markets and chilled confidence.

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