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Futures fall third biggest under BOJs yield curve control NegativeFutures fall third biggest under BOJs yield curve control http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgbs-dive-as-trade-hopes-upbeat-u-s-data-quash-boj-easing-bets-idUSL3N27M1QN2019-11-06
As investors adjust their views on the BOJs policy shortdated notes yield rose more than longer peers flattening the yield curve NeutralFutures fall third biggest under BOJs yield curve control http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgbs-dive-as-trade-hopes-upbeat-u-s-data-quash-boj-easing-bets-idUSL3N27M1QN2019-11-06
19 per dollar its highest in two weeks holding onto gains after the BOJs move and boosted further after the Bloomberg report PositiveMSCI world index up 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-touch-20-month-high-bond-yields-drop-after-fed-cuts-idUSL8N27G5LJ2019-11-01
The BOJs next rate review is Dec NeutralTOKYO The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday as expected but offered a stronger signal it may cut interest rates in future underscoring its concern that overseas risks could derail the countrys fragile economic recovery http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/boj-sends-clearer-signal-of-rate-cut-chance-keeps-policy-steady-idUSKBN1X92K42019-10-31
The dollar has risen to nearly 109 yen well off a low around 104 yen hit in August and the 100yenmark seen as the BOJs line in the sand NeutralPolicy decision expected 03300500 GMT http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-boj/boj-may-hold-fire-as-softer-yen-trade-truce-offer-respite-idUSL3N27F0QF2019-10-31
The board will also likely discuss whether to stick to the BOJs pledge to maintain current ultralow rates at least until the spring of 2020 PositivePolicy decision expected 03300500 GMT http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-boj/boj-may-hold-fire-as-softer-yen-trade-truce-offer-respite-idUSL3N27F0QF2019-10-31
Such overseas risks and cuts in the International Monetary Funds global growth forecast would affect the BOJs projections on Japans economic prospects he added NegativeWASHINGTON The Bank of Japan will reduce short to mediumterm interest rates if it needed to ease monetary policy Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said suggesting that deepening negative rates will be the primary tool to fight heightening overseas risks http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-imf-worldbank-boj-exclusive/exclusive-kuroda-says-boj-can-certainly-cut-short-term-rates-if-it-were-to-ease-idUSKBN1WY0QT2019-10-20
While setting regulations on stablecoins policymakers will also debate ways to make existing crossborder settlement and payment systems more efficient BOJs Kuroda said PositiveFinance chiefs of the G20 major economies agreed that while stablecoins could have potential benefits of financial innovation they give rise to a set of public policy and regulatory risks http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-imf-worldbank-g20-stablecoin/g20-kicks-off-debate-to-regulate-stablecoins-in-hit-to-facebooks-libra-idUSKBN1WX2AH2019-10-19
The BOJs decision to maintain its interest rate targets was made by a 72 vote with board members Goushi Kataoka and Yutaka Harada dissenting NeutralKeeps short longterm rate targets intact http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-boj/update-3-boj-keeps-policy-steady-signals-chance-of-easing-in-october-idUSL3N26A17O2019-09-19
Kuroda will hold a news conference to explain the BOJs policy decision at p NeutralPolicy decision expected 02300500 GMT http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-boj/boj-seen-on-hold-as-global-woes-dwindling-options-complicate-policy-path-idUSL3N2691ZF2019-09-19
A modest cut in the BOJs bond buying on Friday did little to push up the 10year JGB yield which briefly hit a threeyear low of 0 NegativeTOKYO Downwardspiraling bond yields and other potential signs of global recession have strung a tightrope for the Bank of it must keep pumping money aggressively to spur growth but also prevent borrowing costs from sliding too far below the target http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-global-markets-boj-analysis/dropping-global-bond-yields-recession-fears-put-boj-in-a-bind-idUSKCN1VB05G2019-08-21
Reducing bond buying would also cut against the BOJs pledge to pump money aggressively into the economy to prop up growth and inflation NegativeTOKYO Downwardspiraling bond yields and other potential signs of global recession have strung a tightrope for the Bank of it must keep pumping money aggressively to spur growth but also prevent borrowing costs from sliding too far below the target http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-global-markets-boj-analysis/dropping-global-bond-yields-recession-fears-put-boj-in-a-bind-idUSKCN1VB05G2019-08-21
Currently a board member at IT consulting firm Future Corp Yamaoka oversaw the BOJs research into digital currencies and is well versed in cryptocurrencies PositiveTOKYO Central banks may see the impact of their monetary policies diminish significantly if Facebooks Libra cryptocurrency becomes widely used in their countries a former Bank of Japan executive warned on Friday http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-japan-facebook-libra/former-japan-central-banker-warns-facebooks-libra-may-undermine-monetary-policy-idUSKCN1US0SK2019-08-03
The language was identical to what BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has recently said in talking about the need to keep the economy on track to achieve the BOJs price goal PositiveTOKYO The Bank of Japan held off on expanding stimulus on Tuesday but signaled its readiness to do so without if a global slowdown jeopardizes the countrys economic recovery http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/bank-of-japan-hints-at-more-easing-if-inflation-sputters-keeps-policy-steady-idUSKCN1UP06M2019-07-30
in April still far from the BOJs target despite years of radical stimulus PositiveTOKYO The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday but Governor Haruhiko Kuroda signaled readiness to ramp up stimulus as global risks cloud the economic outlook joining U.S. and European central banks in dropping hints of additional easing http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/bank-of-japan-joins-fed-in-signaling-easing-if-needed-keeps-policy-steady-for-now-idUSKCN1TL06C2019-06-21
March Abe describes the BOJs inflation target as a means to spur growth and create jobs PositiveTOKYO The Bank of Japan has postponed the timing for hitting its target of inflation six times since 2013 http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-boj-kuroda-economy-timeline/missing-the-target-a-timeline-of-kuroda-nomics-idUSKCN1TI19P2019-06-18
in April remaining distant from the BOJs target despite years of heavy money printing by the central bank NeutralTOKYO The Bank of Japan is expected to maintain its massive stimulus program on Thursday and signal its readiness to ramp up monetary support if growing risks such as the escalating U.S.China trade war threaten the economys modest expansion http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/boj-to-stand-pat-even-as-trade-war-dovish-fed-cloud-outlook-idUSKCN1TI0BA2019-06-17
But slowing global demand and simmering trade tensions have hurt Japans exports and business sentiment putting the test to the BOJs projection the economy will keep expanding moderately NegativeTOKYO The Bank of Japan is expected to keep monetary policy steady on Thursday and predict that inflation will fall short of its 2 percent target for three more years signaling that its massive stimulus will stay in place for the foreseeable future http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/boj-to-paint-bleak-inflation-outlook-keep-policy-steady-idUSKCN1S02Q52019-04-25
Years of heavy money printing have failed to fire up inflation to the BOJs 2 percent target and left it with little ammunition to fight the next recession NegativeTOKYO The Bank of Japan is expected to keep monetary policy steady on Thursday and predict that inflation will fall short of its 2 percent target for three more years signaling that its massive stimulus will stay in place for the foreseeable future http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/boj-to-paint-bleak-inflation-outlook-keep-policy-steady-idUSKCN1S02Q52019-04-25
No one will see it as indicative of the BOJs policy said Naomi Muguruma senior strategist at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities NeutralTOKYO March 29 The Bank of Japans buying of government bonds hit the lowest level under Governor Haruhiko Kuroda this month indicating not so much a sign of policy tightening by stealth but a lack of tools for a central bank that has pursued aggressive monetary easing for years http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds-boj/graphic-boj-jgb-buying-lowest-under-kuroda-in-march-as-easing-hits-limits-idUSL3N21G21Z2019-03-29
Yet many market players see Kurodas comments as a paper tiger given the BOJs struggle to achieve policy commitments NegativeTOKYO March 29 The Bank of Japans buying of government bonds hit the lowest level under Governor Haruhiko Kuroda this month indicating not so much a sign of policy tightening by stealth but a lack of tools for a central bank that has pursued aggressive monetary easing for years http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds-boj/graphic-boj-jgb-buying-lowest-under-kuroda-in-march-as-easing-hits-limits-idUSL3N21G21Z2019-03-29
That bodes poorly for the BOJs closely watched tankan survey due on April 1 which measures corporate sentiment and spending NegativeTOKYO Japans machinery orders fell in January at the fastest pace in four months as the U.S.China tariff war hit global trade knocking demand from the countrys auto and telecommunications equipment manufacturing sectors lower http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-economy-orders/japans-machinery-orders-weaken-as-trade-war-hits-spending-plans-idUSKBN1QU0322019-03-17
I dont see the need to change the target or believe that doing so would be Kuroda told reporters after the BOJs widely expected decision to keep monetary policy unchanged NeutralTOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Friday ruled out the chance of additional monetary easing even after heightening overseas risks forced the central bank to temper its optimism that robust exports and factory output will support growth http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/kuroda-signals-status-quo-even-as-boj-tempers-optimism-on-global-growth-idUSKCN1QV34U2019-03-16
The economy is sustaining momentum for achieving the BOJs price he said PositiveTOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday the central bank would debate and communicate at an appropriate timing an exit plan from its ultraloose monetary policy http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/bojs-kuroda-says-to-debate-exit-from-easing-at-right-time-wary-of-side-effects-idUSKCN1QL0322019-03-04
The BOJs radical stimulus program has had some unintended consequences as years of low rates hurt financial institutions profits NegativeTOKYO The Bank of Japan cut its inflation forecasts on Wednesday but maintained its massive stimulus program with Governor Haruhiko Kuroda warning of growing risks to the economy from trade protectionism and faltering global demand http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/boj-maintains-massive-stimulus-as-kuroda-warns-of-growing-risks-idUSKCN1PH0762019-01-24
Oil prices have fallen significantly since the BOJs previous projections in October and that will affect its upcoming one of the sources said NegativeTOKYO The Bank of Japan is expected to cut its inflation forecasts at next weeks rate review sources say a sign slumping oil prices and a darkening global economic outlook are heightening challenges for hitting its ambitious 2 percent target http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/boj-to-cut-price-forecasts-keep-bright-view-of-economy-sources-idUSKCN1PA0NJ2019-01-17
But they are not huge enough to undermine the BOJs forecast of a moderate economic one of the sources said PositiveTOKYO The Bank of Japan is expected to cut its inflation forecasts at next weeks rate review sources say a sign slumping oil prices and a darkening global economic outlook are heightening challenges for hitting its ambitious 2 percent target http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/boj-to-cut-price-forecasts-keep-bright-view-of-economy-sources-idUSKCN1PA0NJ2019-01-17





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story has been corrected in the second paragraph to clarify the figure refers to the BOJs total assets not yen NeutralTOKYO Japans central bank has become the first among G7 nations to own assets collectively worth more than the countrys entire economy following a halfdecade spending spree designed to accelerate weak price growth http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-economy-boj/bank-of-japans-balance-sheet-now-larger-than-countrys-gdp-idUSKCN1NI07Z2018-11-13
But their plight had less to do with the BOJs policy than to structural problems like a dwindling population and a lack of funding demand Kuroda said NegativeNAGOYA Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda ruled out the chance of a nearterm interest rate hike arguing that doing so now would only add to strains for financial institutions by threatening to derail the countrys economic recovery http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/bojs-kuroda-rules-out-rate-hike-for-now-bemoans-structural-woes-hurting-banks-idUSKCN1NA02T2018-11-06
One member said there was room to make the BOJs policy framework more flexible in the if the economy continues to expand the minutes showed NeutralNAGOYA Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda ruled out the chance of a nearterm interest rate hike arguing that doing so now would only add to strains for financial institutions by threatening to derail the countrys economic recovery http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/bojs-kuroda-rules-out-rate-hike-for-now-bemoans-structural-woes-hurting-banks-idUSKCN1NA02T2018-11-06
Kuroda said the key would be to make the BOJs stimulus program as sustainable as possible so it can keep stimulating the economy without destabilizing the banking system NeutralNAGOYA Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda ruled out the chance of a nearterm interest rate hike arguing that doing so now would only add to strains for financial institutions by threatening to derail the countrys economic recovery http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/bojs-kuroda-rules-out-rate-hike-for-now-bemoans-structural-woes-hurting-banks-idUSKCN1NA02T2018-11-06
Kuroda dismissed the chance of revealing an exit strategy now saying that doing so could be counterproductive with inflation only half the level of the BOJs target NegativeNAGOYA Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda ruled out the chance of a nearterm interest rate hike arguing that doing so now would only add to strains for financial institutions by threatening to derail the countrys economic recovery http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/bojs-kuroda-rules-out-rate-hike-for-now-bemoans-structural-woes-hurting-banks-idUSKCN1NA02T2018-11-06
But the market took that in its stride as the stance was in line with the BOJs gradual and stealth tapering since 2017 NeutralTOKYO Nov 2 Japanese government bonds ended slightly weaker on Friday as hopes that leaders of the United States and China may be working towards a trade deal ahead of their meeting later this month boosted equities undercutting the attraction of bonds http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgbs-slightly-weaker-on-hopes-of-china-u-s-trade-rapprochement-idUSL3N1XD2TM2018-11-02
The dollar traded near threeweek highs against the yen following the BOJs decision to hold fire on rates NegativeAsian stocks clawed up from 20month lows on Wednesday amid pledges by China to support its markets but investor confidence was brittle after equity markets bled trillions of dollars in a grim October http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-stocks-rise-at-end-of-grim-october-on-track-for-worst-month-since-2011-idUSKCN1N501Q2018-10-31
Adding to headwinds for meeting the BOJs price target a recent batch of weak data suggests Japans economy may have peaked PositiveTOKYO The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Wednesday and slightly trimmed its inflation forecasts as global trade frictions clouded the economic outlook reinforcing views the central bank is in no rush to trim its massive stimulus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/boj-holds-fire-flags-risks-to-growth-financial-system-idUSKCN1N42RR2018-10-31
The BOJs ultraeasy policy is aimed at achieving 2 percent inflation not at affecting currency rates NegativeTOKYO Oct 31 The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Wednesday and slightly trimmed its inflation forecasts as global trade frictions clouded the outlook reinforcing views the central bank is in no rush to trim its massive stimulus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-kuroda/highlights-boj-governor-kurodas-comments-at-news-conference-idUSL3N1XB2IV2018-10-31
The BOJs bond purchases were originally introduced as a way to bring market yields down in order to reduce borrowing costs and spur economic growth NegativeTOKYO The Bank of Japan is considering tweaking its bond buying operations to allow the government debt market to better reflect fundamentals people familiar with the matter said following years of heavy central bank buying in the sector http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/exclusive-boj-eyes-tweaks-to-bond-buying-program-but-wont-rush-changes-sources-idUSKCN1N30KV2018-10-30
Theres always room to review the BOJs market operations NeutralTOKYO The Bank of Japan is considering tweaking its bond buying operations to allow the government debt market to better reflect fundamentals people familiar with the matter said following years of heavy central bank buying in the sector http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/exclusive-boj-eyes-tweaks-to-bond-buying-program-but-wont-rush-changes-sources-idUSKCN1N30KV2018-10-30
The BOJs bond purchase on Wednesday also showed limited selling interest from brokers further underpinning the market already supported by firmer U.S. Treasuries and fall in global equity prices NegativeTOKYO Oct 24 Japanese government bond prices rose on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan did not make any specific references to possible tweaks in its bond buying operation at a meeting with market players the previous day http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgbs-edge-higher-after-boj-makes-no-specific-mention-of-bond-buying-tweaks-idUSL3N1X421V2018-10-24
Kuroda also said there was no change to the BOJs stance of seeking to achieve its 2 percent inflation target at the earliest date possible through powerful monetary easing NegativeTOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday the central bank must be vigilant to the potential impact that recent protectionist moves could have on Japans economy http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/bojs-kuroda-calls-for-vigilance-to-protectionism-risks-idUSKCN1M70L92018-09-27
Years of heavy money printing have helped reflate growth but failed to fire up inflation to the BOJs target NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday his key economic policy goal has been fulfilled with job losses at record lows signaling that he was no longer persisting on achieving the central banks elusive 2 percent inflation target http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-politics-boj/japans-abe-says-has-met-key-goal-on-jobs-distances-himself-from-boj-inflation-target-idUSKCN1M01CE2018-09-21
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said last week the BOJs ultraeasy policy should not last forever signaling his hope of paving the way toward an exit from the radical stimulus programme NegativeTOKYO Sept 21 Yields of some super long Japanese government bonds rose to their highest levels in more than a year on Friday after the Bank of Japan trimmed the amount of debt it offered to buy at a regular operation http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/yields-on-20-year-jgbs-hit-17-month-high-as-boj-trims-bond-purchases-idUSL3N1W72B72018-09-21
Abe said last week the BOJs ultraeasy policy should not last forever signalling his hope of laying the path toward an exit from a radical stimulus programme NegativeBOJ keeps interest rate targets unchanged http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-boj/update-1-boj-holds-policy-sticks-to-modest-economic-growth-view-despite-trade-perils-idUSL3N1W51EP2018-09-19
While pointing to trade frictions as among risks to growth Kuroda said they were not big enough to alter the BOJs conviction that the economy will continue to expand moderately NeutralTOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday stressed that he wont pull the plug on monetary easing until inflation hits his 2 percent target warning that escalating international trade disputes could inflict widespread damage to global growth http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/bojs-kuroda-warns-of-trade-perils-echoes-abe-on-exiting-easy-policy-idUSKCN1LY30G2018-09-19
Abe said last week the BOJs ultraeasy policy should not last forever signaling his hope of laying the path toward an exit from a radical stimulus program NegativeTOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday stressed that he wont pull the plug on monetary easing until inflation hits his 2 percent target warning that escalating international trade disputes could inflict widespread damage to global growth http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/bojs-kuroda-warns-of-trade-perils-echoes-abe-on-exiting-easy-policy-idUSKCN1LY30G2018-09-19
We are maintaining our monetary easing taking into account the impact on the financial as well as problems that could arise from the BOJs huge asset buying Kuroda said NegativeTOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday stressed that he wont pull the plug on monetary easing until inflation hits his 2 percent target warning that escalating international trade disputes could inflict widespread damage to global growth http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/bojs-kuroda-warns-of-trade-perils-echoes-abe-on-exiting-easy-policy-idUSKCN1LY30G2018-09-19
Japan PM Abe says BOJs easy policy shouldnt continue forever NegativeLONDON Following are five big themes likely to dominate the thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-markets-themes/take-five-world-markets-themes-for-the-week-ahead-idUSKCN1LU1MW2018-09-15
Japan bank lobby welcomes BOJs July move frets over stilllow NegativeLONDON Following are five big themes likely to dominate the thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-markets-themes/take-five-world-markets-themes-for-the-week-ahead-idUSKCN1LU1MW2018-09-15
But inflation remains distant from the BOJs price target as companies remain wary of raising prices for fear of scaring away costsensitive consumers NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to proceed with next years scheduled sales tax hike by all and take steps to ease an expected hit to consumption from the higher levy the Nikkei newspaper reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-abe/japan-pm-abe-says-will-raise-sales-tax-by-all-means-nikkei-idUSKCN1LK02L2018-09-04
The yen has weakened as a result of the BOJs new forward guidance but its not that anything major has said Minori Uchida chief currency analyst at MUFG Bank NegativeEuro weakens to oneweek low as dollar gains http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-rallies-on-renewed-trade-war-worries-and-upbeat-fed-idUSL5N1UT26B2018-08-02
The BOJs policy tweaks werent much of a tightening and did little he added NegativeTOKYO Asian stocks tumbled on Thursday as the latest escalation in the SinoU.S. trade war hit Chinese shares while global bond markets were rattled by increased borrowing by Washington and Japans new tolerance for higher yields http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-slide-on-fresh-trade-worries-bonds-fragile-idUSKBN1KN02F2018-08-02
BOJs policy announcement on Tuesday to make its massive stimulus programme more flexible provided some comfort to bond investors NegativeWashington could announce plans for tariffs as early as Weds http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-slip-dollar-rallies-as-trade-war-fears-return-idUSL5N1US1YS2018-08-01
Traders quickly took the opportunity to test their newfound freedom by selling JGBs which have long been propped up and controlled by the BOJs massive buying programme Negativedropped articles in the 10th and 13th http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-markets/refile-japan-bond-market-tests-bojs-new-pledge-to-make-trading-more-flexible-idUSL4N1US2G32018-08-01
The yen weakened against the dollar and government bond yields fell as markets took the BOJs moves as reaffirming its commitment to keep monetary policy ultraloose NegativeTOKYO The Bank of Japan pledged to keep its massive stimulus in place but made tweaks to reduce adverse effects of its policies on markets and commercial banks reflecting the central banks view that its inflation target remains stubbornly out of reach http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/boj-seeks-to-make-its-ammunition-last-longer-as-options-dwindle-idUSKBN1KK2FA2018-07-31
The greenback had pared its gains about one hour after the BOJs policy decision trading flat at 111 NegativeTOKYO July 31 The U.S. dollar rose against the yen on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan made small tweaks to policy rather than more drastic changes that some traders in the market had anticipated before paring those gains http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-firms-vs-yen-after-boj-policy-tweaks-then-pares-gains-idUSL4N1UR2YI2018-07-31
The BOJs policy changes its first since 2016 reflected its forecast that it would take time for inflation to hit its 2 percent target NeutralDollar hits oneweek high vs yen http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-seesaws-vs-yen-after-boj-tweaks-policy-idUSL4N1UR3FC2018-07-31
8 percent to become one of the worst performing sectors as Japanese bond yields fell after the BOJs announcement NegativeNikkei erases losses after BOJs policy decision http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-ends-flat-after-bojs-policy-tweaks-bank-shares-fall-idUSL4N1UR3MJ2018-07-31
Nikkei erases losses after BOJs policy decision NegativeNikkei erases losses after BOJs policy decision http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-ends-flat-after-bojs-policy-tweaks-bank-shares-fall-idUSL4N1UR3MJ2018-07-31
The BOJs ETF buying could exceed or drop below 6 trillion yen at times NegativeTOKYO July 31 The Bank of Japan took measures to make its massive stimulus programme more flexible and pledged to keep interest rates low for the time being on Tuesday reflecting its forecast that it would take time for inflation to hit its 2 percent target http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-kuroda/highlights-boj-governor-kurodas-comments-at-news-conference-idUSL4N1UR3EI2018-07-31
The BOJs message was to let longterm yields go higher NegativeTOKYO The Bank of Japan pledged to keep interest rates very for the time being and took measures to make its massive stimulus program more flexible on Tuesday reflecting its forecast that it would take time for inflation to hit its 2 percent target http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj-instantview/boj-adopts-forward-guidance-on-rates-makes-framework-flexible-idUSKBN1KL0F42018-07-31
8 percent on hopes that the possible tweaks to the BOJs policy may benefit banks balance sheets NegativeNikkei sheds 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-drops-focus-on-boj-fed-meetings-idUSL4N1UQ1J82018-07-30
6 percent higher on hopes that the possible tweaks to the BOJs policy may benefit banks balance sheets NegativeNikkei closes 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-ends-lower-focus-on-boj-fed-meetings-idUSL4N1UQ2RG2018-07-30
Investors are eager to confirm the outcome of the BOJs policy said Mitsuo Shimizu Japan stocks strategist at Aizawa Securities NegativeNikkei closes 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-ends-lower-focus-on-boj-fed-meetings-idUSL4N1UQ2RG2018-07-30
Kenji Abe chief strategist at Okasan Securities estimates about onefifth of the BOJs stock buying is directed to the Nikkei ETFs NegativeTopix closes at 5week high on earnings easing trade worries http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japan-shares-mostly-higher-on-solid-earnings-idUSL4N1UM2UN2018-07-26
However the BOJs offer to buy an unlimited amount of five to 10year JGBs in a special operation helped halt the yield surge NeutralTOKYO July 24 Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Tuesday with the market catching a breather after sliding sharply the previous day on speculation that the central bank was looking at scaling back its massive monetary stimulus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgbs-edge-up-after-sliding-on-boj-speculation-40-yr-sale-draws-demand-idUSL4N1UK20G2018-07-24
According to the recent media reports possible policy changes on the agenda include adjustments to interestrate targets to make the BOJs massive stimulus programme more sustainable Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/update-1-japanese-government-bonds-erase-earlier-gains-as-boj-concerns-return-idUSL4N1UK27X2018-07-24
Banks on the other hand rallied on speculation that any tweaks to the BOJs interest rate target could eventually lead to higher yields NegativeSharp appreciation in yen hurts exporters http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/nikkei-hit-as-trump-comments-boj-reports-boost-yen-idUSL4N1UJ09S2018-07-23
The tightening job market continues to help lift wages and household Yasuhiro Yamada the BOJs Osaka branch manager told reporters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/boj-keeps-upbeat-view-on-regional-japan-labor-shortages-cloud-outlook-idUSKBN1JZ01L2018-07-09
The BOJs regional report is among factors the central bank will scrutinize at its next rate review on July 3031 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/boj-keeps-upbeat-view-on-regional-japan-kuroda-confident-on-price-outlook-idUSKBN1JZ01L2018-07-09
More than five years of heavy money printing have helped reflate the economy but failed to fire up inflation which remains well below the BOJs ambitious target Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-boj/boj-keeps-upbeat-view-on-regional-japan-kuroda-confident-on-price-outlook-idUSKBN1JZ01L2018-07-09
Together with BOJs survey the data raises worries that the stimulus program is sputtering just as the government and the central bank wanted to tap the brakes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-economy/asian-factories-lose-momentum-even-before-trumps-tariffs-kick-in-idUSKBN1JS0JE2018-07-02
BOJs ETF buy hopes curb early drops traders Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-ends-near-1-month-low-as-trade-war-concerns-sour-mood-idUSL4N1TU2I92018-06-28
Speaking in parliament Abe also said the BOJs quantitative easing was not aimed at weakening the yen Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-abe/japan-pm-abe-u-s-recognises-boj-policy-not-aimed-at-forex-idUST9N1SI02O2018-06-26
The monthly Reuters Tankan which tracks the BOJs tankan quarterly survey showed Japanese manufacturers confidence improved for a second straight month in June but the service sectors mood slumped Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy/boj-tankan-set-to-show-manufacturers-confidence-receding-for-second-straight-quarter-reuters-poll-idUSKBN1JI0PA2018-06-22
SENDAI Japan June 21 Bank of Japan board member Yukitoshi Funo said on Thursday that the central bank needs to patiently continue its strong monetary easing under the current policy framework underscoring the BOJs resolve to hit its 2 percent inflation target Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-boj/bojs-funo-need-to-keep-strong-easing-to-hit-2-pct-inflation-idUST9N1RW01T2018-06-21
Kuroda said it was natural for the BOJs policy direction to diverge from that of the Fed and the ECB given the difficulty of eradicating Japans sticky deflationary mindset Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/japans-central-bank-cuts-inflation-view-narrowing-stimulus-exit-path-idUSKBN1JA38J2018-06-15
Such moves while good for the economy longterm could weigh on price growth for years the sources say keeping the BOJs 2 percent inflation target elusive Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/boj-to-debate-factors-behind-disappointingly-weak-prices-policy-on-hold-idUSKBN1J71152018-06-11
Inflation on the other hand has recently shown some Kuroda said an acknowledgement that inflation remains slow in picking up despite the BOJs heavy money printing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-g7-summit-finance-japan/bojs-kuroda-concedes-some-weaknesses-in-japanese-prices-idUSKCN1IY0UM2018-06-03
He blamed the weakness on temporary factors such as past yen gains that slashed import costs and stressed that the economy was sustaining momentum to meet the BOJs price goal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-g7-summit-finance-japan/bojs-kuroda-concedes-some-weaknesses-in-japanese-prices-idUSKCN1IY0UM2018-06-03
It was the first time Kuroda has commented on recent inflation data which underscored a dominant market view the BOJs price forecasts were too optimistic Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-g7-summit-finance-japan/bojs-kuroda-concedes-some-weaknesses-in-japanese-prices-idUSKCN1IY0UM2018-06-03
The BOJs massive bond buying has led to scarcity of bonds for market participants to trade among themselves Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgbs-fall-after-boj-unexpectedly-trims-buying-in-5-10-yr-bonds-idUSL3N1T32EA2018-06-01
On top of those hopes for the BOJs ETF buying retail investors chased small caps said Chihiro Ohta general manager of investment research at SMBC Nikko Securities Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-ends-flat-hopes-for-bojs-etf-buying-offset-weaker-financials-idUSL3N1SE2IB2018-05-07
Although JGBs are supported by the BOJs policy to peg the 10year yield around zero percent the market had been affected by a fall in U.S. bond prices this month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgbs-gain-supported-by-firm-u-s-bonds-idUSL3N1S42X72018-04-27
The BOJs policy review had little sway on the stock market but analysts say that investors are focused on the governors comments after the market close Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-hits-near-3-month-high-tech-shares-rally-posts-biggest-monthly-gain-since-oct-idUSL3N1S43BA2018-04-27
As an academic at Waseda University in Tokyo Wakatabe had proposed ramping up the BOJs bond buying and taking bolder steps to achieve its price goal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/bank-of-japan-to-keep-policy-unchanged-but-new-deputy-could-amplify-board-differences-idUSKBN1HW0YE2018-04-25
But he reiterated that it was too early to debate specific means to whittle down stimulus with inflation distant from the BOJs 2 percent target Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj-kuroda/kuroda-says-boj-eventually-needs-to-consider-how-to-normalize-policy-idUSKBN1HG1GG2018-04-09
Still the BOJs priority now was to maintain its massive stimulus program to achieve its inflation target Kuroda said stressing his resolve to keep policy ultraloose Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj-kuroda/kuroda-says-boj-eventually-needs-to-consider-how-to-normalize-policy-idUSKBN1HG1GG2018-04-09
Another official Its hard to predict what Trump would say so the BOJs policy could come under fire Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trade-japan/japan-braces-for-trump-assault-on-trade-yen-policy-as-summit-looms-idUSKCN1HB0K72018-04-04
The markets focus is on the BOJs announcement on its bond buying at p Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-bonds/jgbs-edge-down-make-positive-return-in-fy2017-idUSL3N1RC2D32018-03-30
Draghis face shows less emotion than BOJs Kurodas Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/ecb-draghi-face/rpt-japanese-researchers-seek-to-unmask-draghis-poker-face-to-predict-policy-changes-idUSL3N1R23Y02018-03-21
Masayoshi Amamiya newly appointed as deputy governor to the BOJ also told reporters that he wanted to measure both the benefits and sideeffects of the BOJs quantitative easing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-boj/rpt-boj-new-deputy-gov-amamiya-not-in-deflation-but-price-goal-still-distant-idUST9N1DU04D2018-03-20
Wakatabe said he would steadily pursue policy to achieve the BOJs 2 percent inflation target in a stable manner Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-economy-boj-wakatabe/rpt-boj-new-deputy-gov-wakatabe-to-ease-further-if-necessary-idUST9N1DU04C2018-03-20
Amamiya oversees the BOJs monetary policy drafting and is known for masterminding most of the banks innovative policy measures including its huge assetbuying programme and yield curve control NegativeTOKYO Japans government is considering promoting Bank of Japans Executive Director Masayoshi Amamiya to one of the banks two deputy governors Jiji news agency reported citing unidentified sources http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/japan-govt-mulls-promoting-boj-exec-director-amamiya-to-deputy-governor-media-idUSKBN1FV0882018-02-11
His ability to communicate with Japans demanding lawmakers and ability to craft ingenious solutions to the BOJs many problems earned his approach the nickname Amamiya NegativeTOKYO Japans government is considering promoting Bank of Japans Executive Director Masayoshi Amamiya to one of the banks two deputy governors Jiji news agency reported citing unidentified sources http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-japan-economy-boj/japan-govt-mulls-promoting-boj-exec-director-amamiya-to-deputy-governor-media-idUSKBN1FV0882018-02-11