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Takahiko Wada

BOJ newcomer Nakamura says must 'respond early' to economic risks

01 Jul 2020

TOKYO The Bank of Japan's new board member Toyoaki Nakamura said on Wednesday the central bank must "respond early" to downside risks that could emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

Japanese bank predicts years of gloom for tourist hub Osaka

29 Jun 2020

TOKYO Tetsuya Kan, head of a major regional bank in Osaka, said it will take two more years for the western Japan prefecture to recover from the damage caused by COVID-19, which has crushed the city's once thriving tourism and retail sectors.

Exclusive: Unfazed by pandemic, Bank of Japan to keep economic recovery view - sources

05 Jun 2020

TOKYO The Bank of Japan is likely to maintain this month its projection that the economy will gradually recover from the damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic in the latter half of this year, sources said.

EXCLUSIVE-Unfazed by pandemic, Bank of Japan to keep economic recovery view - sources

05 Jun 2020

TOKYO, June 5 The Bank of Japan is likely to maintain its projection that the economy will gradually recover in the latter half of this year, four sources familiar with its thinking said, heightening the chance it will forgo bold monetary easing steps at this month's rate review.

Negative rates unlikely tool for central banks combating pandemic - ex-BOJ official

15 May 2020

TOKYO Adopting or deepening negative interest rates is an unlikely option for many central banks, including in Japan, particularly when they need the help of commercial banks to pump funds to firms hit by the coronavirus pandemic, former Bank of Japan policymaker Sayuri Shirai said.

Exclusive: BOJ considering steps to ease corporate funding strains in April - sources

14 Apr 2020

TOKYO The Bank of Japan will discuss further steps to ease corporate funding strains at this month's rate review in order to pump more money into firms grappling with slumping sales due to the coronavirus outbreak, sources familiar with its thinking said.

EXCLUSIVE-BOJ considering steps to ease corporate funding strains in April - sources

14 Apr 2020

* Increase in CP, corporate bonds buying among options - sources

UPDATE 1-Japan surveying banks on preparedness for state of emergency - sources

30 Mar 2020

* Govt deny any plans for declaring state of emergency (Adds background on speculation over lockdown of Tokyo)

Japan surveying banks on preparedness for state of emergency, two sources say

30 Mar 2020

TOKYO, March 30 Japan is conducting a survey on how prepared financial institutions are in case the government declares a state of emergency to contain the coronavirus outbreak, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

G20 to forgo issuing statement after Monday's call: source

23 Mar 2020

TOKYO The Group of 20 finance leaders will not issue a statement after Monday's teleconference, a G20 source told Reuters, underscoring the challenge they face in garnering a consensus on how to deal with the rising economic risk from the coronavirus outbreak.

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