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Japan inflation ticks up but BOJ's target still out of reach

21 Sep 2018

TOKYO Japan's annual core consumer inflation ticked up slightly in August but remained distant from the central bank's 2 percent target, suggesting that monetary policy will stay ultra-loose for the time being.

Japan uneasy over Trump pressure on auto as summit, trade talks loom

21 Sep 2018

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet U.S. President Donald Trump next week as fears grow in Tokyo that Washington could demand that Japan curb its car exports to the United States.

Former-BOJ Muto can't see exit from easy policy unless inflation goal ditched

21 Sep 2018

TOKYO Stubbornly weak price growth may mean the Bank of Japan will hold off on raising interest rates for years, with no exit from ultra-easy policy in sight unless it ditches its elusive 2 percent inflation target, former BOJ Deputy Governor Toshiro Muto said on Friday.

RPT-It is not all Fed: Domestic debt risks may spur more Asia rate hikes

21 Sep 2018

TOKYO, Sept 20 Some Asian economies running large external surpluses, including Thailand and South Korea, might be forced to tighten monetary policy soon as high household debt poses a bigger financial risk than the U.S. Federal Reserve's steady pace of rate hikes.

Japan PM Abe wins extended term, faces Trump trade challenge

20 Sep 2018

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, putting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and to try to cement his legacy, including by revision of the country's pacifist, post-war constitution. | Video

Japan's Abe says has met key goal on jobs, distances himself from BOJ inflation target

20 Sep 2018

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday his key economic policy goal has been fulfilled, with job losses at record lows, signaling that he was no longer persisting on achieving the central bank's elusive 2 percent inflation target.

Japan's Abe says has met key goal on jobs, distances himself from BOJ inflation target

20 Sep 2018

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday his key economic policy goal has been fulfilled, with job losses at record lows, signalling that he was no longer persisting on achieving the central bank's elusive 2 percent inflation target.

It is not all Fed: Domestic debt risks may spur more Asia rate hikes

20 Sep 2018

TOKYO Some Asian economies running large external surpluses, including Thailand and South Korea, might be forced to tighten monetary policy soon as high household debt pose a bigger financial risk than the U.S. Federal Reserve's steady pace of rate hikes.

Japan's Abe to face Trump trade challenge after likely win in party vote

20 Sep 2018

TOKYO, Sept 20 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was expected to win a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and try to cement his legacy, including by revising the pacifist constitution.

BOJ's Kuroda warns of trade perils, echoes Abe on exiting easy policy

19 Sep 2018

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday stressed that he won't pull the plug on monetary easing until inflation hits his 2 percent target, warning that escalating international trade disputes could inflict widespread damage to global growth. | Video

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