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Leika Kihara

In Japan's Nagasaki, some glimmers of economic revival

30 Oct 2020

NAGASAKI, Japan On Japan's southern tip, some initiatives to revitalise local businesses are making small but steady success, offering a silver lining for a region that has long suffered from an ageing population and declining economy.

BOJ cuts growth forecast but flags policy pause on recovery prospects

29 Oct 2020

TOKYO The Bank of Japan trimmed its economic growth and inflation forecasts for the current fiscal year on Thursday but offered a more upbeat view on the recovery outlook, signalling that it has delivered enough stimulus for the time being.

BOJ set to keep massive stimulus, ready to act if pandemic causes more economic damage

29 Oct 2020

TOKYO The Bank of Japan is set to maintain its massive stimulus programme on Thursday and vow to take further action if the economic fallout from the coronavirus shock threatens a return to deflation.

BOJ to hold fire, signal readiness to extend COVID-response package

26 Oct 2020

TOKYO The Bank of Japan is set to keep monetary policy steady on Thursday and signal its readiness to extend the duration of a crisis-response package that has become a primary tool to deal with the deepening economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.

REFILE-Japan prefers piecemeal approach to big bailout for carrier ANA

23 Oct 2020

* Govt hopes travel campaign, fee waivers will keep ANA alive

Japan's consumer prices continue to slide on deflationary pressure from COVID-19

23 Oct 2020

TOKYO Japan's core consumer prices slipped for the second consecutive month in September, a sign that a coronavirus-induced demand downturn is piling deflationary pressure on the world's third-largest economy already blighted by recession.

UPDATE 1-BOJ voices confidence over Japan's banking system, warns of risks

22 Oct 2020

* Prolonged battle with pandemic could hurt banking system (Recasts with details of report, stress test results and estimates on relief impact)

UPDATE 1-Japan households' confidence slumps to decade low-BOJ

22 Oct 2020

* Nearly 60% of households said no big change in income vs March

IMF endorses Japan PM Suga's reform agenda, urges BOJ to review inflation goal

21 Oct 2020

TOKYO The International Monetary Fund gave a thumbs-up on Wednesday to plans by new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to maintain the thrust of his predecessor's "Abenomics" stimulus programmes, while pushing through reforms to revitalise the economy.

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