BOJ must take into account side-effects of easy policy – regional bank head

TOKYO, March 13 (Reuters) – Risks surrounding Japan’s economy are heightening but the central bank must take into account the side-effects of its ultra-loose monetary policy, the head of the country’s regional bank lobby said on Wednesday. “The BOJ said Read more ›

Bank of Japan’s Kuroda: no rate hike ‘for an extended time’ – paper

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan is unlikely to raise interest rates for “quite some time” and recent steps to make policy more flexible are not preparation for policy normalization, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said in an interview published on Read more ›