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BOJ more downbeat on exports, output even as recovery seen on track

5:05am EDT

TOKYO (Reuters) -The Bank of Japan on Wednesday offered a bleaker view on exports and output as Asian factory shutdowns caused supply bottlenecks, but maintained its optimism that robust global growth will keep the economic recovery on track.

BOJ rolls out climate scheme, to disburse first loans late December

12:18am EDT

TOKYO (Reuters) -The Bank of Japan said on Wednesday it will begin disbursing loans in late December under a new scheme targeting activities aimed at combating climate change, as part of efforts to align itself with a global push toward a greener society.

BOJ to keep stimulus as deflation risks, supply disruption cloud outlook

Sep 21 2021

TOKYO, Sept 22 The Bank of Japan is expected to keep monetary policy steady on Wednesday as weak growth and deflation risks remain primary concerns, in contrast to major counterparts eyeing a withdrawal of crisis-mode support for their economies.

Japan PM candidates deny toning down views on hot-button issues to attract votes

Sep 18 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Two of the candidates vying to become Japan's next prime minister denied on Saturday they had toned down their positions on nuclear energy and gender issues to attract conservative backing in a tight ruling party leadership election this month.

BOJ to maintain stimulus as supply disruption darkens export outlook

Sep 16 2021

TOKYO The Bank of Japan is set to maintain its massive stimulus next week, as supply bottlenecks caused by factory shutdowns in Asia weigh on an economy already wobbling from the hit to consumption from the pandemic.

BOJ's Kuroda upbeat on Japan Inc despite supply disruptions

Sep 15 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday robust profits will help companies ramp up capital expenditure despite the hit to output from supply chain disruptions caused by factory shutdowns in Southeast Asia.

After the 'bazooka', Bank of Japan dismantles the work of its radical chief

Sep 12 2021

TOKYO After years of shock-and-awe stimulus, the Bank of Japan is quietly rolling back radical policies introduced by its bold chief Haruhiko Kuroda and pioneering controversial new measures that blur the lines between central banking and politics.

Japan's wholesale inflation hovers near 13-yr high as material costs rise

Sep 12 2021

TOKYO Japan's wholesale inflation hovered near a 13-year high in August as raw material imports continued to rise on solid global demand, data showed on Monday, putting pressure on companies to pass on higher costs to households.

Exclusive-BOJ likely to warn of hit from Asia bottlenecks on exports, output - sources

Sep 10 2021

TOKYO The Bank of Japan is expected to offer a slightly bleaker view on exports and output this month, or warn of heightening risks from supply disruptions caused by factory shutdowns in Southeast Asia, said sources familiar with its thinking.

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