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    1. July 29, 2015

      BoJ edges towards new inflation measure

      The Bank of Japan is nowhere near the 2 per cent target for inflation it set in April 2013, when governor Haruhiko...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      July 15, 2015

      Banking on Japan

      Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda touches his face during a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in...

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    1. June 19, 2015

      Bank of Japan shakes up forecast policy

      The Bank of Japan will become the first big central bank to publish individual economic forecasts by its board members...

    2. June 10, 2015

      Kuroda remarks spark sharp yen rally

      The Japanese yen shot up 1.3 per cent on Wednesday after central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the currency was...

    3. June 10, 2015

      Stocks shrug off renewed Bund volatility

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. US and European stock markets roared back from days of losses as equity bulls shrugged off another...

    4. June 9, 2015

      How to restore self-belief to the Japanese economy

      Watersheds in economic history are few and far between. A determined statesman may succeed in nudging the economy on to...

    5. June 4, 2015

      Peter Pan inspires Japan monetary policy

      Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda has revealed the inspirational force behind the central bank’s unprecedented...

    6. June 2, 2015

      Euro lifted by Greek deal hopes and firmer inflation data

      Rumours of a Greek deal and stronger eurozone data helped to drive the euro to its biggest session rise in nearly three...

    7. May 24, 2015

      Japan experts defend Abenomics ‘go for growth’ strategy

      Two of the authors of Japan’s new fiscal strategy have defended the decision to “go for growth” as a way out of the...

    8. FT Alphaville

      May 22, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Yellen may be telling

      Janet Yellen could give a telling speech later today on the state of the US economy and the likelihood of interest rate...

    9. May 20, 2015

      Currency traders seek clear signal for a weaker yen

      On Wednesday afternoon in Tokyo, the chief currency analyst at one of Japan’s biggest investment banks was winding up...

    10. May 15, 2015

      Weaker yen rekindles Japanese equity fund inflows

      The Bank of Japan has rejected the idea of an imminent injection of further monetary stimulus into the economy, amid...

    11. May 11, 2015

      Abenomics is only a risk if it is allowed to fail

      Japan suffers from an ageing population, persistent deflation and knotty structural problems in its labour market and...

    12. April 30, 2015

      Japan maintains pace of monetary stimulus

      The Bank of Japan has finally admitted defeat and changed its timetable for reaching 2 per cent inflation as sluggish...

    13. April 27, 2015

      Bets on yen weakness scaled back

      Currency investors and strategists say the prospect of a weaker yen against the dollar rests on a sharper divergence...

    14. April 26, 2015

      Bank of Japan forced to cut economic forecasts as inflation dips

      The Bank of Japan will be forced to cut its growth and inflation forecasts this week, but officials are signalling that...

    15. April 21, 2015

      Abe selects Toyota adviser for Bank of Japan policy board

      Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has moved to reinforce the Bank of Japan’s fight against deflation by appointing a Toyota...

    16. April 8, 2015

      BoJ maintains monetary policy despite missing inflation target

      The Bank of Japan has kept monetary policy on hold even as its initial two-year deadline for increasing inflation to 2...

    17. March 29, 2015

      World watches Japan and waits for outcome of Abenomics experiment

      We live in an era of radical economic policy experiments. The US Federal Reserve has bought trillions of dollars in...

    18. March 27, 2015

      Japan nears deflation as core CPI hits zero

      Collapsing oil prices and subdued demand have again thrown Japan to the brink of deflation, despite the world’s biggest...

    19. March 25, 2015

      The art of Japanese debt juggling

      Movie buffs call it a “MacGuffin” — a device which serves no other purpose than to provide characters with a motive,...

    20. March 20, 2015

      Bank of Japan cites Volcker to stoke inflation

      The Bank of Japan has an unlikely hero in its campaign to end two decades of deflation and drive up prices: the great...

    21. FT Alphaville

      March 4, 2015

      Abenomics and Japanese inequality, again

      Another data point for those keeping track of the impact of “Abenomics”, via a recent speech by Bank of Japan governor...

    22. March 4, 2015

      The BoJ is stretching its inflation target to breaking point

      Central bankers are normally keen adherents to the golden rule of forecasting: give them a target, or give them a date,...

    23. March 3, 2015

      Pension funds overpower Kuroda’s misfiring bazooka

      Haruhiko Kuroda may soon be sending his bazooka for repairs. On the surface, at least, the Bank of Japan governor’s...

    24. February 18, 2015

      Bank of Japan upbeat on economy

      Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda dismissed concerns that a falling yen could hurt the country’s economy as he...

    25. February 16, 2015

      Japan: easing questions

      Expect much sucking of teeth and cocking of heads at the Bank of Japan’s two-day policy meeting, which ends on...

    26. January 21, 2015

      Japan central bank slashes inflation forecasts

      The Bank of Japan has slashed its inflation forecast for the year beginning this April to just 1 per cent, down from...

    27. January 20, 2015

      Four reasons why QE will be different in the eurozone

      After much hesitation, the European Central Bank is at last expected to fall in line with the world’s other big central...

    28. January 20, 2015

      What to look out for from the BoJ

      It is less than three months since the Bank of Japan shocked financial markets with a dramatic expansion of monetary...

    29. January 19, 2015

      BoJ under pressure to review inflation forecast

      On the stroke of 3.30pm each working day a stirring tune is piped around the Bank of Japan. Employees within the dingy,...

    30. FT Alphaville

      January 14, 2015

      What is the relationship between inflation and investment?

      Conventional wisdom says that businesses adjust their investment spending according to changes to the cost of capital....

    31. December 26, 2014

      Japan inflation slips to 14-month low

      Inflation in Japan dropped to a 14-month low in November, in what policy makers hope will be a temporary lull caused by...

    32. December 22, 2014

      Oil’s fall may prompt BoJ easing

      It is a very merry Christmas from Tokyo Electric Power. Last week, Japan’s biggest utility by service area said that...

    33. December 21, 2014

      Boost to eurozone consumer confidence expected in week’s data

      Tuesday will be the only important day in terms of data releases in most markets thanks to a shortened week for the...

    34. December 19, 2014

      Kuroda hails progress in deflation battle

      The governor of the Bank of Japan said on Friday the country was on track to win its battle with deflation but that the...

    35. December 9, 2014

      Yen’s decline seen as long-term trend

      As Japan gears up for a snap election, the currency is dominating debate. Politicians from the main opposition party...

    36. November 25, 2014

      BoJ members warned on costs of more easing

      Bank of Japan board members warned last month that the benefits of extra monetary easing were not worth the costs, just...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      November 19, 2014

      Questions on Japan's economy

      Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda answers questions on the country’s economy during...

    38. November 19, 2014

      BoJ warns inflation could fall below 1%

      The Bank of Japan has warned that inflation – a key plank of “Abenomics” – could fall below 1 per cent, or half the...

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