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Japan’s inflation rate has fallen again — to 0%

Japanese consumer price inflation (CPI) continued to decline in January, hitting 0%, increasing the likelihood that the Bank of Japan (BOJ) could add to its massive monetary stimulus program, including lowering interest rates further into negative territory. From a year earlier core inflation, that which excludes fresh food, came in […]
Japan’s inflation rate has fallen again — to 0%
Markets

The Bank of Japan’s massive stimulus program could get even bigger

Despite a less than stellar start to its negative interest rate policy, alongside an increasing chorus of negative opinions from analysts and investors alike, Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda isn’t perturbed one bit, suggesting earlier today the central bank wouldn’t hesitate to act if market volatility threatens its efforts […]
The Bank of Japan’s massive stimulus program could get even bigger
Markets

The Bank of Japan’s negative rate move might not be so potent after all

The surprise decision from the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to adopt a negative interest rate policy may not be anywhere as potent as BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda and others believe. Kuroda yesterday proclaimed it to be “the most powerful monetary policy framework in the history of modern central banking”. According […]
The Bank of Japan’s negative rate move might not be so potent after all