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Caution pervades at four of world’s top central banks

It is a sign of the caution that permeates the global economic outlook when four of the world's top central banks, all due to meet within days of each other, are almost unanimously expected to make no change to their extraord

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Weak US jobs spoil BOJ’s hopes of immediate Fed help on yen

Dashed expectations of a U.S. interest rate rise next week could force the Bank of Japan to use its dwindling policy ammunition sooner than it had wanted, as a resurgent yen further crimps the recovery in the country's export

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Fiscal constraints mean Bank of Japan likely to keep ‘helicopter’ grounded

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda likes to keep markets guessing by saying one thing and doing another, but, when it comes to ruling out 'helicopter money' to reanimate the economy...

Bank of Japan maintains status quo on interest rates, adopts loan scheme for quake-hit areas

Bank of Japan maintained its pledge to increase base money, or cash and deposits in circulation, at an annual pace of 80 trillion yen ($730 billion).

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Bank of Japan keeps key rates unchanged, revises down economy view

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Tuesday, preferring to spend more time gauging the impact on the economy of its decision in January to deploy negative interest rates.

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Bank of Japan adopts negative rates in ramped-up stimulus campaign, stuns markets

The bank of Japan said the move was aimed at forestalling the risk of global financial turbulence hurting business confidence and reviving the "deflationary mindset" it is striving to wipe out with aggressive money printing.

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Sensex rallies 401 points on firm global cues, Nifty settles above 7,560; Yes Bank gains over 11%

Benchmark indices BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty gained over 1.5 per cent on Friday on account of buying in frontline blue chip stocks amid firm global cues.

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Bank of Japan keeps monetary policy steady

Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady, likely sticking to the view that a tight job market will lift wages and consumption enough to accelerate inflation towards its 2% target.

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Bank of Japan keeps policy steady, focus on Kuroda’s presser

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Wednesday, preferring to save its limited options while hoping that a tight job market will lift wages and consumption enough to offset the pain from China's economic slowdown.

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BOJ’s Kiuchi warns Japan won’t hit inflation goal for another 2-1/2 yrs

Japan is unlikely to see inflation hit the central bank's 2 percent target over the next 2-1/2 years as consumer spending remains weak and China's slowdown hurts exports, Bank of Japan board member Takahide Kiuchi said on Thu

Currency Corner: Is Japan in bubble territory again?

Currency Corner fears that the BoJ exit from its quantitative easing program will be a more complex scenario than the US Fed’s exit...

News from the East lifts markets

Sensex surges 520 points, Nifty crosses 8,300 mark; BoJ move, reforms hope fuel rally

Japan shares soar, yen skids after BOJ stuns with new easing steps

Japanese stocks soared 4.8 percent to their highest close since November 2007 and the yen skidded to near seven-year lows against the dollar on Friday, after the Bank of Japan surprised markets with fresh easing steps it call

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