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Bank of Japan loses control as QE hits the limits - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
“Countries are losing their ability to drive down their currencies.” The Bank of Japan bought vast amounts of US Treasuries in 2003 in direct intervention to devalue the yen but any such action in today's neuralgic markets would trigger accusations of ...
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Why Kuroda's 'Bazooka' May Be Out of Ammunition

Wall Street Journal - ‎7 hours ago‎
Mr. Kuroda took the helm of the BOJ in March 2013, vowing to do whatever it takes to vault Japan out of more than a decade of deflation.
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Bank of Japan seeks to change mindsets with negative rates

Financial Times - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Some argue that such an extreme move is premature, or that it signals a BoJ that has run out of other policy options. But negative interest rates are a good sign for markets, as they could address some challenges peculiar to Japan's economy in recent ...

Bank of Japan's Hiroshi Nakaso Is Upbeat on Negative-Rate Policy

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
Bank of Japan's Hiroshi Nakaso Is Upbeat on Negative-Rate Policy. Hiroshi Nakaso 'fully' expects new policy to help boost Japan's economy.

Will the Bank of Japan Act as the Yen Soars?

Bloomberg - ‎19 hours ago‎
Jesper Koll, chief executive officer at WisdomTree Japan, discusses the soaring yen, the Bank of Japan's next move and the upcoming tax hike.

Japanese Yen Wreaks Havoc Across FX Markets, Bank of Japan Intervenes

Finance Magnates - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Japanese yen traders have been hit massively by a raft of volatility as the Bank of Japan is rumored to be 'checking' rates.

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Kuroda to appear in parliament today

ForexLive - ‎22 hours ago‎
Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Kuroda to appear in parliament today. Thu 11 Feb 2016 23:38:45 GMT. Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: Central Banks.
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Bank of Japan, negative interest rates and the risks of monetary alchemy

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Bank of Japan, negative interest rates and the risks of monetary alchemy. Share; Share via Email · Share on Google Plus · Post on facebook wall · Share on twitter · Post to Linkedin · Share on Reddit ...

Dollar hits 3.5-month low vs. euro as investors lose faith in central banks

MarketWatch - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The dollar weakened against the euro and yen Thursday as investors lost faith in the ability of central bankers to spur growth and stabilize markets.
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Bank of Japan says will disclose findings of probe into negative rate leak

The Globe and Mail - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday he will publish the outcome of investigations the central bank is conducting into a media leak of its impending decision last month to deploy negative interest rates.
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Jose Canseco goes off on the Bank of Japan, calls JGBs 'Willy Wonka bonds'

Business Insider - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
In a few tweets Wednesday night, Canseco, the baseball great, offered his thoughts on the Bank of Japan's new policy to institute an interest rate of -0.1% on some reserves parked at the bank.

The Fed May Follow Japan's Path

Forbes - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
I firmly believed that the Bank of Japan would augment its quantitative easing stance sometime this spring. Inflation has not come close to its target, and the country's growth is dismal, to say the least.

Jose Canseco Is Tweeting About the Bank of Japan's Negative Rates. He Is Not a Fan

Bloomberg - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Last week the Bank of Japan made waves in markets by unexpectedly joining the negative interest rate club in its attempt to stoke inflation.
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Bank of Japan Move Prompts Late Market Rally

Barron's - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
The major indexes rose about 2%, and investors cheered a surprise action by the Bank of Japan overnight Thursday to move its benchmark interest rate below zero.
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U.S. ECONOMICS: Yen Rally Sends Bank of Japan Checking Rates, Sweden Cuts Rates to Negative (NYSE:DX) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The exodus into the safe-haven of the Japanese yen amid a freefall in oil and global equities sent USD/JPY to another 15-month low of 110.97 early this morning.

BOJ Roils $14.1 Billion Money Market Industry as Nomura Suspends

Bloomberg - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Nomura Asset Management Co. stopped accepting investments into some money-market funds, joining 10 other managers in suspending such accounts as the $14.1 billion industry grapples with the negative interest rates introduced by the Bank of Japan last ...

BOJ Could Consider Further Easing Amid Market Turmoil, Says Abe Adviser

Wall Street Journal - ‎18 hours ago‎
TOKYO—A close adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that the Bank of Japan may call an emergency meeting to undertake additional monetary easing if financial markets remain turbulent.
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Effects of the BOJ's negative rate policy spread

The Japan Times - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
The effects on the everyday lives of people from the Bank of Japan's decision late last month to introduce negative interest rates are spreading.

Baseball's Jose Canseco to Bank of Japan: Negative interest rates are 'dumb move'

MarketWatch - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
When baseball greats start voicing deep thoughts on financial markets, is it truly time to run and hide? Former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco, who's been known to toss some wild tweets out there, appeared to be asking for an audience with ...