TOKYO Bank of Japan policymakers said they should stick with their current policy framework and had reason to be optimistic about consumer prices because measures of inflation expectations have stopped falling, minutes of the central bank's July 19-20 meeting showed on Tuesday.
LONDON British banks have underestimated the risks from a surge in consumer borrowing and need to hold an extra 10 billion pounds of capital to guard against future dangers, the Bank of England said on Monday.
FRANKFURT The European Central Bank may bring forward its stress test of Greek banks next year, finalising data well before Greece is due to exit its three-year, 86 billion euro international bailout.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. The Federal Reserve should wait until there are clear signs that American paychecks and prices are rising before raising interest rates again, a U.S. central banker said Monday, warning that moving too fast would be a policy "misstep."
BRUSSELS The European Central Bank is growing increasingly confident that inflation will rise back to its target, but patience is still needed, not least to make sure the economic recovery lasts, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Monday.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. The Federal Reserve is on track to gradually raise interest rates given the recent inflation weakness is fading and the U.S. economy's fundamentals are sound, an influential Fed policymaker said on Monday, reinforcing the central bank's confident tone.
OSAKA Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday there were limits to how much central banks can deepen negative interest rates, highlighting the need to maintain the BOJ's current ultra-loose policy to continue pushing up inflation.
PARIS The head of the Bank of France said on Monday that the country's economic growth could reach 1.7 percent for 2017, up from previous estimates and bringing it into line with other, similar official forecasts.
MILAN Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann, touted as a possible successor to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi when his term expires in 2019, said on Sunday there should be no veto on the ECB's next boss based on nationality.
OKLAHOMA CITY Federal Reserve officials with competing views about inflation laid out on Friday the quandary facing U.S. policymakers as they wrestle over whether a recent dip in the pace of price increases is trivial, or the result of global forces that could permanently throw off the Fed's policy calculus.