Bank of Japan (8301.T)
9 Dec 2016
TOKYO The Bank of Japan is likely to hold off on expanding stimulus next week despite an expected downgrade in its price forecast that may show Governor Haruhiko Kuroda won't see inflation hit his 2 percent target before his tenure ends in 2018.
* Governor Kuroda keeps upbeat view on economy (Adds Tokai region branch manager's quote)
TOKYO, Sept 21 Japanese government bond yields rose on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan surprised markets by introducing an explicit target for the 10-year bond yield around zero percent as it overhauled the framework of its stimulus.
TOKYO, Sept 9 The Bank of Japan is studying several options to steepen the bond yield curve, say sources familiar with its thinking, as authorities desperately seek out policy tools to revive an economy that has failed to emerge from stagnation despite years of massive stimulus.
TOKYO, Sept 8 Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso said the central bank would not rule out deepening negative interest rates or any other easing steps needed to achieve its price target.
NIIGATA, Japan Bank of Japan board member Yukitoshi Funo said it would infringe on the government's jurisdiction over currency policy if the BOJ bought foreign bonds.
* Funo says see no imminent limits in monetary easing (Adds quotes from news conference)
* BOJ Gov. Kuroda to brief media at 0630 GMT (Adds context, details)
TOKYO The Bank of Japan will likely cut next fiscal year's inflation forecast only slightly and largely maintain its upbeat view for 2018 at a policy review next week, sources said, an outlook which could allow it to argue there is no need for imminent monetary easing.
* BOJ to only trim FY2017 CPI f'cast to around 1.5 pct-sources