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- Japan Passes $32 Billion in Extra Economic Stimulus, but Some Seek More
Parliament passed an extra spending package Tuesday to get Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic-revival plan back on track, but the Japanese leader is already facing calls to do more, The Wall Street Journal reported. A leading Abe adviser and some e ...
Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 10/11/2016 - 22:13 - 0 comments
- Bankrupt Japanese Mining Town Downsizes to Avoid Becoming a Ghost
A sleepy, former coal-mining town in northern Japan is taking unprecedented measures to combat its biggest challenge: a devastating shrinking of its population, Bloomberg News reported yesterday. Since its peak in the post-war economic boom of the 1960s, ...
Daily Headline - abi_admin - 09/27/2016 - 13:30 - 0 comments
- 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