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Japanese inflation ticks up as oil rises but BOJ target remains elusive

Oct 18 2018

TOKYO Japan's annual core consumer inflation ticked up in September but remained at half the pace of the central bank's elusive 2 percent target, underscoring the challenge of meeting the price goal as escalating trade frictions cloud the economic outlook.

Japan's firms fret over potential hit from trade woes, BOJ warns

Oct 18 2018

TOKYO Many Japanese companies have avoided a direct hit from escalating trade frictions so far, but they increasingly worry their business will be impacted, central bank officials said on Thursday.

BOJ's Kuroda warns of darkening global prospects as trade tensions weigh

Oct 14 2018

NUSA DUA, Indonesia Escalating trade tension, emerging market turbulence and huge debt piling up in some countries pose risks to the world economy, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Sunday, his strongest warning to date over a darkening global outlook.

U.S. to seek currency chapters in trade talks with Japan, others: Mnuchin

Oct 14 2018

NUSA DUA, Indonesia U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that Washington wants to include a provision to deter currency manipulation in future trade deals, including with Japan, based on the currency chapter in the new deal to revamp NAFTA.

BOJ's Kuroda warns of darkening global prospects as trade tensions weigh

Oct 13 2018

NUSA DUA, Indonesia Escalating trade tension, emerging market turbulence and huge debt piling up in some countries pose risks to the world economy, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Sunday, his strongest warning to date over a darkening global outlook.

BOJ's Kuroda says Fed rate hikes good for global economy

Oct 13 2018

NUSA DUA, Indonesia Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Saturday steady interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve were "basically good" for the world economy, shrugging off concerns that higher U.S. rates could hurt Asian economies by triggering capital outflows.

BOJ's Kuroda says Fed rate hikes good for global economy

Oct 13 2018

NUSA DUA, Indonesia Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Saturday steady interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve were "basically good" for the world economy, shrugging off concerns that higher U.S. rates could hurt Asian economies by triggering capital outflows.

UPDATE 1-BOJ's Kuroda says Fed rate hikes good for global economy

Oct 13 2018

* BOJ faces different challenges from that of Fed (Adds quotes, detail)

Japan, as next year's G20 chair, wants to put global imbalances on the map

Oct 13 2018

NUSA DUA, Indonesia Japan wants to highlight global imbalances as key topics of debate, and take steps to fix them, when it chairs next year's gatherings of the Group of 20 major economies, government officials said this week.

IMF warns trade friction, market turmoil to hurt Asian growth

Oct 12 2018

NUSA DUA, Indonesia Sustained trade tensions could slash Asia's economic growth by up to 0.9 percentage point in coming years, the International Monetary Fund said, urging policymakers in the region to liberalize markets to offset the fall in export sales. | Video

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