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Takahiko Wada

BOJ to keep policy steady, raise growth outlook as risks subside

16 Jan 2020

TOKYO The Bank of Japan is expected to keep monetary policy steady next week and nudge up its economic growth forecast, as the U.S.-China trade deal and de-escalation in Middle East tensions take some pressure off the central bank for more stimulus.

BOJ's reflationist board member sees no need for more policy steps

06 Dec 2019

TOKYO/OITA, Japan Bank of Japan's vocal advocate of reflationary policy said on Thursday he saw no need to take extra steps to complement the government's fresh stimulus plan, bolstering market views the BOJ is in no mood to top up its already massive monetary easing.

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

Powerful typhoons scar Japanese non-life insurers' earnings

19 Nov 2019

TOKYO A string of powerful typhoons that struck Japan has left scars on the country's non-life insurers, with industry giants likely forced to pay a combined $8 billion in insurance payments in the current fiscal year that ends in March.

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.

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