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  • 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.

  • Nikkei takes breather after Federal Reserve move

    Nikkei takes breather after Federal Reserve move

    The BOJ is expected to maintain its commitment to ultra-easy monetary policy, barely a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced it will start to taper its massive stimulus from next month.

  • World stocks jittery over US stimulus, BOJ talk crops yen

    World stocks jittery over US stimulus, BOJ talk crops yen

    European shares opened in no such mood, however. A drop of 0.6 per cent took their losses for the week to 1 per cent, as investors looked ahead to Thursday's ECB and BoE meetings and Friday's key U.S. jobs data.

  • Bank of Japan maintains massive stimulus, rosy economic outlook

    Bank of Japan maintains massive stimulus, rosy economic outlook

    The Bank of Japan maintained its ultra-loose monetary policy on Thursday and reiterated the economy is recovering moderately, in a nod to signs of a pick-up in exports that is key to sustaining the momentum generated by premier Shinzo Abe's stimulus.

  • Six major central banks make currency swap accords permamnent

    Speaking after the BOJ kept its massive stimulus programme in place, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the structure had helped bring stability to financial markets and the move to make it permanent did not denote any new alarm about liquidity.

  • Asia markets take glancing hit from Fed, Bank of Japan softens blow

    Asia markets take glancing hit from Fed, Bank of Japan softens blow

    The damage was mostly superficial with MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan off just 0.3 per cent. Shares in Shanghai lost 0.7 per cent while Japan's Nikkei eased 0.4 per cent.

  • BOJ warns of severe global impact from US fiscal standoff

    BOJ warns of severe global impact from US fiscal standoff

    A prolonged US budget standoff would hit global markets very hard, the Bank of Japan warned on Friday as it said it was ready to top up its existing massive stimulus if the recovery underway in the world's third-largest economy was threatened.

  • Asian stocks perk up on China data, Nikkei volatile

    Asian stocks perk up on China data, Nikkei volatile

    Asian stocks rebounded and investors snapped up the Australian dollar after trade data out of China far exceeded expectations on Thursday, but Japanese shares suffered yet another nasty reversal in thin trade to end at a six-week closing low.

  • Nikkei slides, joins global selloff on BOJ jitters

    Nikkei slides, joins global selloff on BOJ jitters

    Japanese stocks slumped further on Wednesday, joining a global selloff in equities and commodities as investors were rattled by the absence of fresh steps from the Bank of Japan to calm turbulence in the domestic bond market.

  • Brent slides on rising supply, central bank fears

    Brent slides on rising supply, central bank fears

    Brent crude tumbled below $102 per barrel on Tuesday after the United States nearly doubled the estimate of its shale oil and investors worried that central banks, following Japan, could rein in their loose monetary policy.

  • Wall Street drops as BoJ heightens stimulus worries

    Wall Street drops as BoJ heightens stimulus worries

    Wall Street fell on Tuesday after Japan did not offer new measures to calm its bond market, disappointing US investors who are also trying to gauge the future direction of central bank policy at home.

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