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Ex-BOJ chief Shirakawa warns monetary policy no quick fix to Japan's woes

10:32am BST

TOKYO Monetary policy is not a solution to Japan's economic malaise, the country's former central bank head Masaaki Shirakawa said, calling instead for more focus on measures to address structural problems like falling productivity amid an ageing population.

BOJ warns Japan's bank risk-taking hits near 30-year high

10:32am BST

TOKYO Risk-taking in Japan's financial sector hit a near three-decade high in the April-September, a central bank gauge showed, in a sign years of ultra-easy monetary policy may be overheating some parts of the industry.

Ex-BOJ chief Shirakawa warns monetary policy no quick fix to Japan's woes

10:31am BST

TOKYO Monetary policy is not a solution to Japan's economic malaise, the country's former central bank head Masaaki Shirakawa said, calling instead for more focus on measures to address structural problems like falling productivity amid an ageing population.

Japanese inflation ticks up as oil rises but BOJ target remains elusive

19 Oct 2018

TOKYO Japan's annual core consumer inflation ticked up in September but remained at half the pace of the central bank's elusive 2 percent target, underscoring the challenge of meeting the price goal as escalating trade frictions cloud the economic outlook.

Japan's firms fret over potential hit from trade woes, BOJ warns

18 Oct 2018

TOKYO Many Japanese companies have avoided a direct hit from escalating trade frictions so far, but they increasingly worry their business will be impacted, central bank officials said on Thursday.

BOJ's Kuroda warns of darkening global prospects as trade tensions weigh

14 Oct 2018

NUSA DUA, Indonesia Escalating trade tension, emerging market turbulence and huge debt piling up in some countries pose risks to the world economy, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Sunday, his strongest warning to date over a darkening global outlook.

U.S. to seek currency chapters in trade talks with Japan, others: Mnuchin

14 Oct 2018

NUSA DUA, Indonesia U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that Washington wants to include a provision to deter currency manipulation in future trade deals, including with Japan, based on the currency chapter in the new deal to revamp NAFTA.

BOJ's Kuroda warns of darkening global prospects as trade tensions weigh

14 Oct 2018

NUSA DUA, Indonesia Escalating trade tension, emerging market turbulence and huge debt piling up in some countries pose risks to the world economy, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Sunday, his strongest warning to date over a darkening global outlook.

BOJ's Kuroda says Fed rate hikes good for global economy

13 Oct 2018

NUSA DUA, Indonesia Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Saturday steady interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve were "basically good" for the world economy, shrugging off concerns that higher U.S. rates could hurt Asian economies by triggering capital outflows.

BOJ's Kuroda says Fed rate hikes good for global economy

13 Oct 2018

NUSA DUA, Indonesia Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Saturday steady interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve were "basically good" for the world economy, shrugging off concerns that higher U.S. rates could hurt Asian economies by triggering capital outflows.

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