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Bank of Japan to extend loan support program for lenders another year - Nikkei

Tsukada Global Holdings Inc to acquire property from Bank of Japan



Bank of Japan is the central bank of Japan. It aims to finance the perfect national economy development through stabilizing the prices. The Bank also decides and executes the financial policies. The Financial policy operation principles are decided by Policy Meeting and Monetary Policy Meeting, and concretized by the supplying and absorption of money in the market by the daily money market adjustment.


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Haruhiko Kuroda


Kikuo Iwata

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Hiroshi Nakaso

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BOJ offers gloomier view on regional Japan as supply curbs hit autos

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) offered on Thursday its gloomiest view on regional economies in more than a year as supply constraints disrupted factory output of cars and other products, clouding the outlook for the export-reliant economy.

Undeterred by global inflation, BOJ to signal prolonged easy policy

The Bank of Japan will likely maintain its massive stimulus programme on Friday and stress that global worries over rising inflation will not distract it from efforts to shield the economy from the coronavirus pandemic's lingering pain.

Cheaper cellphone charges to weigh on BOJ's inflation forecast

The Bank of Japan's new price forecast due later this month will likely come under significant downward pressure due to cuts in cellphone charges, sources said, adding to doubts about when it will achieve its elusive 2% inflation target.

REFILE-Cheaper cellphone charges to weigh on BOJ's inflation forecast

* Cellphone fee cuts to weigh on BOJ's price forecast - sources

UPDATE 2-After policy review, BOJ says it will buy fewer JGBs next month

* BOJ says must balance market function, control on yields (Adds comments from BOJ official, context on BOJ's stance on bond buying)

BOJ bought 50.1 billion yen of Japan stock ETFs on Monday-central bank data

The Bank of Japan bought 50.1 billion yen ($461 million) of Japanese stocks exchange traded funds (ETFs) on Monday, data from the central bank showed.

BOJ fine-tunes massive stimulus in long drive to boost prices

The Bank of Japan slightly loosened its grip on long-term interest rates on Friday and laid the groundwork to taper its huge asset purchases, as part of steps to make its stimulus sustainable enough to weather a prolonged battle to fire up inflation.

UPDATE 1-BOJ's Kuroda spotlights climate change as key theme to guide policy

* BOJ must deepen understanding of climate change risks -Kuroda

BOJ shares hit limit up again on mix of memento traders, liquidity

Shares in the Bank of Japan (BOJ) hit their upper trading limit for a third session on Wednesday, in the latest example of how excess liquidity can draw retail investors toward seemingly irrational trades.

BOJ buys ETFs for first time this month after market rout

The Bank of Japan bought exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on Friday for the first time this month as Tokyo stock prices slumped, data showed, in a sign the central bank is becoming more flexible with its asset purchases.

UPDATE 1-Some BOJ policymakers called for making ETF buying flexible, minutes show

* BOJ holds fire, unveils policy review plan in Dec (Recasts with quotes from minutes, background on BOJ policy review)

Some in BOJ urged making ETF buying more flexible - Dec mtg minutes

Several Bank of Japan policymakers said the central bank must seek ways to make its purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETF) more flexible as the coronavirus pandemic prolongs its ultra-loose monetary policy, minutes of its December meeting showed.

BOJ buys smallest amount of ETFs in five years, pointing to more flexibility

The Bank of Japan bought the smallest amount of exchange-traded funds (ETF) in five years on Monday even as shares took a hit from expectations of stricter COVID-19 control measures, a sign the bank is taking a flexible approach in its asset purchases.

BOJ loads up $6 billion in ammunition to combat market turmoil

The Bank of Japan will tap $6 billion in cash from a government account in a rare arrangement to ensure it has enough ammunition to combat any market disruptions caused by a recent resurgence in coronavirus infections.

Analysis: With new bank aid, BOJ makes stealthy retreat from negative rates

The Bank of Japan is quietly walking back its unpopular negative interest rates policy with a controversial scheme designed to drive mergers among weaker, smaller lenders, a move some insiders see as a risky deviation into industrial reform.

ANALYSIS-With new bank aid, BOJ makes stealthy retreat from negative rates

* BOJ sails into uncharted territory by subsidising regional banks

BOJ's Kuroda warns of renewed constraints on Japan economy from pandemic

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda warned that economic activity could be constrained "significantly" again if strict public health measures are reinstated to prevent a further spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan, govt signal more steps to ease funding strains

The Bank of Japan will do "whatever it can" to mitigate the growing fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday, warning that a collapse in global activity has had severe consequences on the economy.

SoftBank may be winner as BOJ expands corporate debt buying

* BOJ has avoided heavily-indebted SoftBank Group bonds so far

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-BOJ to project economic contraction as pandemic damage deepens - sources

* BOJ to stick to scenario eyeing recovery later this year-sources

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