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BOJ to consider offering bleaker view on output as trade war bites: sources

07 Dec 2019

TOKYO The Bank of Japan will consider offering a bleaker assessment on factory output than in October at its rate review this month, sources said, underscoring its concern over the broadening fallout from the U.S.-China trade war and slowing global demand.

ADB's next head Asakawa open to dialogue on phasing out aid to China

02 Dec 2019

TOKYO The Asian Development Bank (ADB) must be ready to discuss whether to phase out aid to high- and medium-income borrowers like China, the institution's next president Masatsugu Asakawa said.

Japan government mulls over $92 billion stimulus package to spur growth: Nikkei

30 Nov 2019

TOKYO Japan's government is considering putting together a large-scale economic stimulus package with fiscal spending exceeding $92 billion, the Nikkei newspaper said, as soft global demand and the U.S.-China trade war dampen the country's fragile recovery.

BOJ's Kuroda says no need to ease further now, warns against fiscal complacency

29 Nov 2019

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he saw no need to expand monetary stimulus now, underscoring the central bank's preference to save its dwindling ammunition in case the economy takes a bigger hit from heightening overseas risks.

BOJ's Kuroda says no need to ease further now, warns against fiscal complacency

29 Nov 2019

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he saw no need to expand monetary stimulus now, underscoring the central bank's preference to save its dwindling ammunition in case the economy takes a bigger hit from heightening overseas risks.

ECB's Villeroy urges Germany to use fiscal tools to spur growth

28 Nov 2019

TOKYO Euro zone countries with fiscal space, such as Germany, should use it to promote growth in a region hurt by the global trade war, European Central Bank policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Thursday.

BOJ's Kuroda offers endorsement to more fiscal spending

28 Nov 2019

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Thursday endorsed government plans to compile a fiscal spending package for disaster relief and measures to help the economy stave off heightening global risks.

BOJ's Kuroda offers endorsement to more fiscal spending

28 Nov 2019

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Thursday endorsed government plans to compile a fiscal spending package for disaster relief and measures to help the economy stave off heightening global risks.

Bank of Japan policymaker Sakurai sets high bar for additional easing

27 Nov 2019

KOBE, Japan Japan's central bank can hold off expanding stimulus for now as robust domestic demand offsets the hit to exports from overseas risks, its board member Makoto Sakurai said, suggesting no additional easing was likely in the near-term.

IMF urges BOJ to target shorter maturity yields to ease banking: sector strain

25 Nov 2019

TOKYO The International Monetary Fund urged the Bank of Japan to consider steps to ease the strains caused by its ultra-loose policy on financial institutions, such as targeting a shorter maturity for its long-term bond yield target.

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