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Some in BOJ called for review of strategy to achieve elusive price goal

8:58pm EDT

TOKYO Some Bank of Japan board members called for a review of the central bank's policy strategy as the economic shock caused by the coronavirus pandemic pushes inflation further away from its target, a summary of opinions from a September meeting showed.

G7 finance heads seen backing extension of debt freeze for poorest nations: sources

Sep 24 2020

WASHINGTON/TOKYO G7 finance ministers are expected on Friday to signal their support for extending a debt relief programme aimed at helping the poorest countries weather the coronavirus pandemic, three sources briefed on the issue said.

Some in BOJ warned pandemic could delay Japan's recovery - July minutes

Sep 23 2020

TOKYO Some Bank of Japan board members warned a resurgence in the coronavirus pandemic could delay an economic recovery and destabilise its banking system by pushing more companies under, minutes from the bank's July rate review showed on Thursday.

BOJ Kuroda says may extend deadline for aid to pandemic-hit firms

Sep 23 2020

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank was ready to extend its programmes aimed at easing corporate funding strains that expire early next year, as the coronavirus pandemic keeps the economic outlook highly uncertain.

Japan's 'Suganomics' will target quick wins, not grand visions

Sep 18 2020

TOKYO Japan's new prime minister will pursue economic structural reforms through a mixed bag of policies that target specific industries, rather than a grand strategy to reshape society and boost long-term growth. | Video

BOJ's Kuroda says globalisation will be sustained despite COVID-19

Sep 18 2020

TOKYO Globalisation will be sustained and supply chains will be diversified as firms adjust to novel coronavirus disruption, Japan's central bank governor said on Friday, challenging an assumption the virus will lead to fragmentation of world trade.

BOJ's Kuroda says globalisation will be sustained despite COVID-19

Sep 18 2020

TOKYO Globalisation will be sustained and supply chains will be diversified as firms adjust to novel coronavirus disruption, Japan's central bank governor said on Friday, challenging an assumption the virus will lead to fragmentation of world trade.

BOJ backs new premier's focus on jobs, signals readiness to ease more

Sep 17 2020

TOKYO The Bank of Japan will monitor not just inflation trends but job growth in guiding policy, its governor Haruhiko Kuroda said, signalling the BOJ's readiness to ramp up stimulus if job losses from the coronavirus crisis heighten the risk of deflation.

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