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  • Japan Business Confidence Down in December Quarter: BoJ

    Japan Business Confidence Down in December Quarter: BoJ

    The Bank of Japan's closely watched Tankan survey showed confidence among large manufacturers stood at plus 12 against plus 13 in the September survey.

  • IMF, US Encourage ECB, Japan Monetary Stimulus

    IMF, US Encourage ECB, Japan Monetary Stimulus

    Calling the world economy "fragile, brittle and fragmented", IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told a conference of central bankers in Paris it was "perfectly legitimate and appropriate" for the ECB and the BoJ to take unconventional steps to c...

  • Strong Dollar Squeezes Oil, China Data Limits Stock Gains

    Strong Dollar Squeezes Oil, China Data Limits Stock Gains

    The BOJ's moves to lift growth and inflation raised expectations the European Central Bank, which meets on Thursday, would eventually resort to large-scale purchases of government bond, driving benchmark euro zone yields lower.

  • Cheaper Tomorrow? Bank of Japan Battles Entrenched 'Deflation Mindset'

    Cheaper Tomorrow? Bank of Japan Battles Entrenched 'Deflation Mindset'

    On Friday, doubled down on a high-stakes bet that the central bank can shake Japan's consumers from a defensive set of expectations hardened by a decade and a half of falling prices, lower incomes and stop-and-go growth.

  • Broad Rally Lifts Wall Street to Record as BoJ Bumps Up Stimulus

    Broad Rally Lifts Wall Street to Record as BoJ Bumps Up Stimulus

    The Dow industrials hit a record high on Friday as stocks rallied on Wall Street after the Bank of Japan (BoJ) significantly ramped up its stimulus program, just days after the Federal Reserve wound down its years-long package of incentives.

  • Dow Hits Record High; BoJ Ramps Up Stimulus

    Dow Hits Record High; BoJ Ramps Up Stimulus

    US stocks rose sharply on Friday, with the Dow hitting an intraday record high as the Bank of Japan (BoJ) significantly ramped up its stimulus program, just days after the Federal Reserve wound down its years-long package of incentives.

  • World Shares Jump, Yen Slumps as BoJ Cranks Up Stimulus

    World Shares Jump, Yen Slumps as BoJ Cranks Up Stimulus

    World shares jumped and the yen fell to a seven-year low against the dollar on Friday as the Bank of Japan (BoJ) surprised financial markets by significantly expanding its massive stimulus programme.

  • BOJ Shocks Markets With Surprise Easing as Inflation Slows

    BOJ Shocks Markets With Surprise Easing as Inflation Slows

    Data earlier on Friday showed Japan's inflation slowed for a second straight month in September and is just half the BOJ's target of 2 per cent, while job growth showed signs of peaking, in a reminder of the challenges the central bank faces in its q...

  • Japan Shares Soar, Yen Skids After BOJ Stuns With More Easing Steps

    Japan Shares Soar, Yen Skids After BOJ Stuns With More Easing Steps

    Japanese shares also got a lift from news that Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund is poised to approve on Friday allocation targets which aim to raise the portion of Japanese shares to 25 per cent of its portfolio from the current target of 1...

  • Nikkei Erases Losses After BOJ Chief's Comment on Weak Yen

    Nikkei Erases Losses After BOJ Chief's Comment on Weak Yen

    The Nikkei share average, which started in negative territory, ended the morning session flat at 15,897.31 after flirting with positive territory.

  • Japan June Exports Slide in Warning Sign for Economic Outlook

    Japan June Exports Slide in Warning Sign for Economic Outlook

    Japan's exports unexpectedly fell in June for a second straight month in a worrying signal that weak external demand could continue to drag on the economy's recovery from a sales tax rise.

  • IMF Says Japan May Need Monetary Easing for 'Extended Period'

    IMF Says Japan May Need Monetary Easing for 'Extended Period'

    The Bank of Japan (BoJ) may need to keep up its stimulus drive for an "extended period", the International Monetary Fund said Friday, as it warned again that Tokyo must follow through on promised economic reforms.

  • European Stocks Flounder in Wall Street's Wake; Yen Up

    European Stocks Flounder in Wall Street's Wake; Yen Up

    European stocks were under pressure on Wednesday, spooked by overnight falls on Wall Street, and the dollar fell against the yen as the Bank of Japan (BoJ) suggested the world's third largest economy needed no additional stimulus for now.

  • Bank of Japan keeps policy steady, markets await new price forecasts

    Bank of Japan keeps policy steady, markets await new price forecasts

    Industrial production rose a less-than-expected 0.3 per cent in March and manufacturers expect output to slide in April, data showed on Wednesday, a sign the recovery in the world's third-largest economy remains fragile.

  • Asian shares struggle; yen firms as BOJ holds pat

    Asian shares struggle; yen firms as BOJ holds pat

    Investors stayed cautious before central bank decisions from the Bank of Japan and then the Federal Reserve later in the session, as well as key U.S. jobs data on Friday.

  • Asian shares shrug off losses, yen holds gains after BOJ holds policy steady

    Asian shares shrug off losses, yen holds gains after BOJ holds policy steady

    Asian stocks shrugged off early losses and rose on Tuesday, helped by Chinese shares rising sharply on stimulus hopes, though Japanese equities slumped as the yen clung to its gains after the Bank of Japan held policy steady.

  • Asian shares slump, yen gains as investors await BOJ

    Asian shares slump, yen gains as investors await BOJ

    Heightened fears of escalation, as well as slumping stocks, pushed down the yield on benchmark 10-year Treasuries as investors flocked to the safety of fixed-income assets. The yield remained close to overnight lows at 2.700 per cent in early Asian t...

  • World shares get Japanese boost, yen lags

    World shares get Japanese boost, yen lags

    Sharp gains in Tokyo pulled global stocks higher on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan pumped more stimulus into the economy, hitting the yen, while caution before German data kept European share markets just below recent highs.

  • Nikkei jumps after BOJ, Asian shares mostly softer

    Nikkei jumps after BOJ, Asian shares mostly softer

    European shares were expected to be mixed after hitting a three-week high the previous day, with Germany's DAX seen rising 0.1 per cent and Britain's FTSE falling 0.1 per cent.

  • Japan, India expand currency swap arrangement to $50 billion

    Japan, India expand currency swap arrangement to $50 billion

    The expanded swap arrangement, signed by Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and his Indian counterpart Raghuram Rajan, will be effective until December 2015, the BOJ said in a statement on Friday.

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