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Bank of Japan Sets Bond-Rate Target in Policy Revamp

The Bank of Japan plunged into an approach to monetary policy unseen in decades, introducing a target for 10-year interest rates in its latest bid to restart economic growth, The Wall Street Journal reported. The Japanese central bank, which has stru ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 09/21/2016 - 23:04 - 0 comments

Takata Shares Fall On Bankruptcy Fears

Shares in Takata fell 12 per cent on Tuesday as investors feared that a bankruptcy option could be part of the restructuring package being compiled for the Japanese manufacturer at the centre of a global safety scandal, the Financial Times reported. ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 09/20/2016 - 23:16 - 0 comments

Japan’s Negative Interest Rates Explained

Japan’s central bank is reviewing its economic policies, asking why they have failed to kick-start growth, as intended. Its much-anticipated report is due on Wednesday, the International New York Times reported. One target is negative interest rates ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 09/20/2016 - 23:18 - 0 comments

Japan’s Central Bank Splits Over Easing Program

The world’s leading experiment in monetary easing is floundering, and its engineers are divided over how to get it on track, The Wall Street Journal reported. The Bank of Japan has tried radical measures for 3½ years to reflate the country’s sagging ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 09/15/2016 - 22:50 - 0 comments

BOJ Watcher Calls Range From Triple-Bazooka To Stealth Taper

Some analysts expect the Bank of Japan to fire another blast of monetary stimulus at the end of its two-day policy meeting on Sept. 21. Others see a central bank with little if any ammunition left -- or one turned gun-shy, Bloomberg News reported. For so ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 09/14/2016 - 23:18 - 0 comments

Kuroda Says There Is Room for Easing, Including New Ideas

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda signaled his readiness to ease monetary policy further using existing or new tools, shrugging off growing market concerns that the bank is reaching its limits after an already massive stimulus program, the Interna ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 09/05/2016 - 20:53 - 0 comments

Bank of Japan Likely to Take Bold Easing Action, Abe Adviser Says

The Bank of Japan will likely take bold action next month, an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, rejecting speculation that the central bank may use a coming policy review to justify a paring back of its stimulus, The Wall Street Journal repo ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/18/2016 - 22:35 - 0 comments

Japan’s Elderly Face Growing Risk of Poverty

As record numbers of elderly Japanese struggle with poverty, Yoshitsugu Shimizu’s life embodies a path that feeds widespread anxiety. The former leather-goods entrepreneur declared bankruptcy about a decade ago and later divorced. He now lives on welfare ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/10/2016 - 21:51 - 0 comments

Japan's New Stimulus Is Just the Same Old Thing

Japanese growth is still sluggish. Consumers aren’t consuming much, and businesses aren’t investing. The government doesn't have many options to remedy this, and the Bank of Japan, which has sent both long-term and short-term interest rates into neg ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/03/2016 - 23:54 - 0 comments

Japan Announces More Stimulus Measures as Economy Struggles

In the three and a half years since he won the Japanese prime minister’s office on a pledge to rekindle economic growth, Shinzo Abe has tried many tactics to coax the economy into expanding, the International New York Times reported. He persuaded the ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 08/02/2016 - 23:25 - 0 comments

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