TOKYO By adding vague new language to its latest policy statement, the Bank of Japan is hoping to keep unwanted sharp gains in the yen in check, without having to tap its depleted policy tool-kit or tying its hands on future monetary action.
TOKYO Japan's core consumer inflation slowed to a new two-year low in August due to lower oil costs and feeble economic growth, data showed on Friday, adding to the central bank's growing challenges in achieving its elusive 2% price target.
TOKYO The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday but signaled the chance of expanding stimulus as early as its next policy meeting in October by issuing a stronger warning against overseas risks threatening the export-reliant economy.
TOKYO Japanese land prices rose for the second straight year in the year to July with the increase spreading beyond big cities, a government survey showed, a sign the benefits from the central bank's ultra-low interest rate policy are broadening.
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TOKYO Bank of Japan policymakers will debate the feasibility of ramping up already massive stimulus on Thursday but are expected to save their limited ammunition for a while longer, despite growing risks to the country's fragile economic recovery.
TOKYO Japan is expected to nominate Masatsugu Asakawa, the country's former top currency diplomat, as its candidate to become the next head of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), two people familiar with the matter said.
TOKYO Stable markets and resilient domestic demand could help the Bank of Japan withstand pressure to expand an already massive stimulus programme when policymakers meet next week in the wake of the European Central Bank's monetary loosening.
TOKYO The Bank of Japan is brainstorming ways to deepen negative interest rates at minimal cost, as it considers adopting it as a main policy response to a slowing economy and intensifying global risks, sources familiar with the bank's thinking said.
WASHINGTON/TOKYO/FRANKFURT The last time major central banks shifted gears together, it was a cooperative move to keep the financial crisis of a decade ago from becoming a full-bore, worldwide depression.