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BOJ's Kuroda issues fresh warning of broad fallout from trade war

8:35am IST

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday warned that escalating U.S.-China trade tensions could hurt business sentiment and inflict widespread damage on the economy.

Reflationist-minded BOJ policymaker calls for more stimulus 'without delay'

8:28am IST

NAGASAKI, Japan Bank of Japan board member Yutaka Harada said on Wednesday the central bank must ramp up stimulus "without delay" if a slowdown in the economy hampers achievement of its price target.

Japans Wirtschaft wächst überraschend - Rezessionsrisiko bleibt

20 May 2019

Tokio Die japanische Wirtschaft ist im ersten Quartal trotz schwächelnder Exporte überraschend gewachsen.

Weak spending overshadows Japan's surprise first quarter economic expansion

20 May 2019

TOKYO Japan's economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in January- March, driven by net contributions from exports and defying forecasts for a contraction in the world's third-largest economy.

Kuroda says BOJ may keep low rates well over year, dismisses debt monetization

17 May 2019

TOKYO The Bank of Japan may maintain ultra-low rates for a further period of well over a year, governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday, but warned against the idea of propping up the economy through unlimited money-printing to finance government spending.

BOJ's Wakatabe extols benefits of ultra-easy policy, Moody's downgrades banks outlook

16 May 2019

TOKYO The benefits of the Bank of Japan's ultra-loose monetary policy still outweigh the costs, Deputy Governor Masazumi Wakatabe said on Thursday, signaling his preference for maintaining massive stimulus to push up inflation.

Regional bank in Japan battles ultra-low rates with wine bar, sea urchins

15 May 2019

SHIMONOSEKI, Japan As years of near-zero interest rates in Japan make traditional lending barely profitable, one regional bank is seeking to drum up business through less conventional enterprises, from opening wine bars to helping local fishermen farm sea urchins.

Recession risks prod BOJ to strengthen forward guidance in April

10 May 2019

TOKYO Risks of a recession and heightening global uncertainties pushed Japan's central bank to commit to keeping interest rates at super-low levels for at least one more year, a summary of discussions at the April policy review showed.

BOJ chief rejects idea of Japan as 'Modern Monetary Theory' model

09 May 2019

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda rejected an idea gaining traction in some U.S. circles that governments can spend more aggressively without causing hyper-inflation, adding that Tokyo's economic policies are nowhere close to the concept.

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