Edition:
United Kingdom

Leika Kihara

BOJ seen holding fire as trade war fears ease, may warn of soft output

10:09am GMT

TOKYO The Bank of Japan is set to keep monetary policy steady next week, as receding fears of a disorderly Brexit and signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks take some pressure off the central bank to use its dwindling ammunition to underpin growth.

Japan business mood gloomiest in nearly seven years as trade war bites

1:35am GMT

TOKYO Japanese big manufacturers' business mood sank to a near seven year low in the fourth quarter, a closely watched central bank survey showed, as the U.S.-China trade war and soft global demand weighed on the export-reliant economy.

BOJ deputy governor warns of risks, signals easy policy bias

12 Dec 2019

OKAYAMA, Japan The Bank of Japan will focus on risks to the economy as uncertainty over U.S.-China trade talks and soft global demand cloud the outlook, its deputy governor said, stressing the bank's resolve to expand stimulus if the recovery is threatened.

RPT-BOJ to consider offering bleaker view on output as trade war bites - sources

09 Dec 2019

TOKYO, Dec 7 The Bank of Japan will consider offering a bleaker assessment on factory output than in October at its rate review this month, sources said, underscoring its concern over the broadening fallout from the U.S.-China trade war and slowing global demand.

BOJ to consider offering bleaker view on output as trade war bites - sources

07 Dec 2019

TOKYO The Bank of Japan will consider offering a bleaker assessment on factory output than in October at its rate review this month, sources said, underscoring its concern over the broadening fallout from the U.S.-China trade war and slowing global demand.

ADB's next head Asakawa open to dialogue on phasing out aid to China

02 Dec 2019

TOKYO The Asian Development Bank (ADB) must be ready to discuss whether to phase out aid to high- and medium-income borrowers like China, the institution's next president Masatsugu Asakawa said.

ADB's next head Asakawa open to dialogue on phasing out aid to China

02 Dec 2019

* Decision on ending loans must be based on various standards

Japan government mulls over $92 billion stimulus package to spur growth - Nikkei

30 Nov 2019

TOKYO Japan's government is considering putting together a large-scale economic stimulus package with fiscal spending exceeding $92 billion (£72 billion), the Nikkei newspaper said, as soft global demand and the U.S.-China trade war dampen the country's fragile recovery.

BOJ's Kuroda says no need to ease further now, warns against fiscal complacency

29 Nov 2019

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he saw no need to expand monetary stimulus now, underscoring the central bank's preference to save its dwindling ammunition in case the economy takes a bigger hit from heightening overseas risks.

BOJ's Kuroda says no need to ease further now, warns against fiscal complacency

29 Nov 2019

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he saw no need to expand monetary stimulus now, underscoring the central bank's preference to save its dwindling ammunition in case the economy takes a bigger hit from heightening overseas risks.

World News