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BOJ raises inflation forecasts, maintains ultra-easy policy

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Businessmen walk past the Bank of Japan (BOJ) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, February 15, 2016. Japan’s economy shrank more than expected in the final quarter of last year as consumer spending and exports slumped, adding to headaches for policymakers already wary of damage the financial market rout could inflict on......

Japan’s MUFG Bank charged negative rate on surging deposits at BOJ

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TOKYO, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Japan’s MUFG Bank (MTFGTU.UL) was charged negative interest rates on some of its deposits at the central bank in mid-December through January, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday. MUFG Bank’s public relations official confirmed the report when contacted by Reuters. The amount of mega-banks’ reserves......

Japan households’ inflation expectations hit more than 2-year high – BOJ

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Shoppers wearing protective face masks, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), are seen at a supermarket in Tokyo, Japan March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BOJ: 78.8% of households expect prices to rise 1 year ahead Survey shows 80.8% expect......

BOJ’s Kuroda warns weak yen hurting households more than before

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Weak yen overall is beneficial for Japan’s economy – Kuroda But BOJ must be mindful of varying impact of weak yen Japan’s reliance on imports may be intensifying weak yen pain BOJ will maintain ultra-loose policy to hit price goal – Kuroda TOKYO, Dec 23 (Reuters) – A weak yen......

BOJ’s Kuroda: too early to consider normalising monetary policy

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Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday it was too early to consider normalising......

BOJ Governor Kuroda’s comments at news conference

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Dec 17 (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan on Friday dialled back emergency pandemic funding but maintained ultra-loose policy and extended financial relief for small firms, cementing expectations it will remain among the most dovish central banks for the foreseeable future. In a widely expected decision, the BOJ maintained its......

Japan’s service-sector mood improves; Omicron, rising costs cloud outlook

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People cross a street in Tokyo March 18, 2015. . REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Improvement in big manufacturers’ mood stalls – tankan Big service-sector firms’ mood improves to 2-year high Firms expect conditions to worsen ahead on rising costs Big firms expect......

Consortium of Japanese firms to test digital currency in coming months, launch in FY2022

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A man walks past in front of a sign board of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, the asset management unit of Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG), in Tokyo, Japan July 31, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Consortium includes Japan’s three......

BOJ’s Kuroda projects inflation approaching 1% mid-next year

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Japan economy to recover to pre-COVID levels in 2022 1st half Recovery slower than expected but mechanism intact – Kuroda Chip shortage may take longer to fix as capex required – Kuroda TOKYO, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda expects consumer inflation to accelerate to around......

Japan’s economy seen back in decline on COVID-19, supply issues – Reuters poll

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People cross a street in Tokyo March 18, 2015. . REUTERS/Yuya Shino TOKYO, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Japan’s economy likely contracted in the third quarter as curbs to stop a coronavirus resurgence and supply bottlenecks hurt consumption and output, a Reuters poll of economists showed on Thursday. The forecast was......

BOJ projects low inflation for years, signals delay in stimulus withdrawal

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A man stands in front of the headquarters of Bank of Japan in Tokyo, Japan, May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon BOJ keeps interest rate targets unchanged BOJ cuts this year’s growth, price f’casts in quarterly report Gov Kuroda expected to brief media 0630 GMT TOKYO, Oct 28 (Reuters) – The......

EXCLUSIVE BOJ discussing phasing out pandemic support as economy reopens – sources

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Businessmen wearing protective face masks walk on a pedestrian bridge, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in a business district in Tokyo, Japan June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato Markets expect extension of scheme’s March deadline Decision on pandemic loan programme due Dec at earliest Some fret of cost......

BOJ more downbeat on exports, output even as recovery seen on track

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A man wearing a protective mask walks past the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, May 22, 2020.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon BOJ keeps interest rate targets unchanged BOJ offers bleaker view on export, output Kuroda says Japan’s economy headed for recovery BOJ rolls out......

BOJ rolls out climate scheme, to disburse first loans late December

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A man wearing a protective mask stands in front of the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, May 22, 2020.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo BOJ will begin accepting applications from Wednesday BOJ says to offer climate loans twice a year Financial institutions required to......

Central banks, wealth funds going greener and more activist -survey

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Sovereign asset managers, cbanks accelerating towards ESG More activism on show to drive change Survey comes as likes of ECB, BOJ, BOE raise climate focus LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) – The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating a shift by central banks and sovereign wealth and public pension funds to greener and......

BOJ to tap foreign asset holdings for green investment

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BOJ says will prod banks to enhance climate risk disclosure BOJ working with regulator toward climate scenario analysis Outline lays out non-monetary policy steps on climate change TOKYO, July 16 (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan (BOJ) said on Friday it will start buying green bonds using its foreign reserves......

BOJ cuts growth forecast, unveils outline of climate scheme

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A man wearing a protective mask walks past the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, May 22, 2020.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon BOJ keeps interest rate targets unchanged BOJ cuts growth forecast for FY2021, keeps recovery view BOJ to offer zero-interest, long-term funds under climate......

Japan’s Q3 growth forecast cut as new pandemic curbs hit: Reuters poll

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A man wearing a protective face mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, makes his way at a local shopping street in Tokyo, Japan, May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo TOKYO, July 14 (Reuters) – Japan’s economy will grow at a slower pace than initially expected in the third quarter,......

BIS, IMF call for global coordination on digital cbank currencies

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LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) – The Bank for International Settlements, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank made a joint call on Friday for global cooperation on central bank digital currencies. Around 90% of the world’s central banks are currently looking at creating digital versions of their currencies, raising......

Central bank digital currencies get full BIS backing

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LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – The Bank for International Settlements has given its full backing to the development of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), saying they are needed to modernise finance and ensure ‘Big Tech’ does not take control of money. Dubbed the central bank to the world’s central banks,......

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