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BOJ keeps policy steady, cuts inflation forecast

10 October, 2018 10:10 am 10:10 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Wednesday and cut its price forecasts, reinforcing market expectations that subdued inflation will force it to maintain its massive stimulus programme for the time being. The central bank also issued a stronger warning than three months ago on the costs of prolonged easing, … Read More

BOJ’s Suzuki: need to watch policy impact on bond market

08 August, 2018 10:19 am 10:19 am

(Reuters) – Bank of Japan board member Hitoshi Suzuki said on Wednesday central bankers need to pay more attention to how the bond market is affected by its ultra loose monetary policy, which is likely to be in place for a long time. “It is taking time for prices to rise, so monetary easing is … Read More

Japan July inflation seen ticking up but still far from BOJ target

08 August, 2018 10:00 am 10:00 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s core consumer inflation rate likely picked up slightly in July but due mostly to rising energy costs rather than robust demand, a Reuters poll showed, further evidence the central bank is making little headway in reaching its price target. Subdued wage and price growth have forced the Bank of Japan to … Read More