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BOJ's policy prod banks to charge fees, may affect negative rate debate

08 Oct 2019

TOKYO, Oct 8 The Bank of Japan's ultra-loose monetary policy is prodding commercial banks to slowly diversify their source of revenue, with industry giant Mizuho Bank announcing on Tuesday a plan to hike some fees for its automatic teller machines (ATM).

BOJ ready to ease again if price momentum lost, risks grow: Masai

25 Sep 2019

TOKYO/TSU Japan A Bank of Japan board member said on Wednesday the central bank would ease policy further without hesitation if momentum for hitting its 2% inflation target was lost, adding that she was concerned about mounting risks from overseas economies.

Japan's regulatory chief urges BOJ to consider impact of easing on banks

26 Aug 2019

TOKYO The Bank of Japan is responsible for deciding whether to ramp up stimulus to support the economy, but should weigh the impact its monetary policy will have on the banking sector, the country's top financial regulator said on Monday.

Japanese bank lobby head warns BOJ against deepening negative rates

07 Aug 2019

NAGOYA, Japan A Japanese banking lobby head warned of the dangers to the industry if the central bank topped up its already extreme monetary stimulus or deepened negative interest rates, amid signs authorities may have to do just that to support growth.

Japanese bank lobby head warns BOJ against deepening negative rates

07 Aug 2019

NAGOYA, Japan A Japanese banking lobby head warned of the dangers to the industry if the central bank topped up its already extreme monetary stimulus or deepened negative interest rates, amid signs authorities may have to do just that to support growth.

Former Japan central banker warns Facebook's Libra may undermine monetary policy

02 Aug 2019

TOKYO Central banks may see the impact of their monetary policies diminish significantly if Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency becomes widely used in their countries, a former Bank of Japan executive warned on Friday.

Japan to lead development of SWIFT network for cryptocurrency - source

18 Jul 2019

TOKYO Japan's government is leading a global push to set up an international network for cryptocurrency payments, similar to the SWIFT network used by banks, in an effort to fight money laundering, a person familiar with the plan said on Thursday. | Video

Japan's Shinsei mulls Asia investment, but lender Suruga not M&A target: CEO

12 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japan's Shinsei Bank is looking to invest in a non-bank financial firm at home or in Asia, its chief executive said, ruling out the possibility that local lender Suruga Bank could be a target following an announcement of a tie-up last month.

Regional bank in Japan battles ultra-low rates with wine bar, sea urchins

15 May 2019

SHIMONOSEKI, Japan As years of near-zero interest rates in Japan make traditional lending barely profitable, one regional bank is seeking to drum up business through less conventional enterprises, from opening wine bars to helping local fishermen farm sea urchins.

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