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Volume Dwindles for New Bank of Japan ETFs in Slow Trading Start

Bloomberg - ‎May 26, 2016‎
When the central bank announced plans in December to purchase ETFs that are “proactively making investment in physical and human capital,” no such funds existed in Japan. Index compilers and money managers then rushed to create products, with the ...
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Bank of Japan's earnings fall 59.3 pct in fiscal 2015 on yen gains

Daily Mail - ‎May 27, 2016‎
TOKYO, May 27 (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan's earnings fell 59.3 percent in fiscal 2015 from the previous year, the first decline in five years, as gains in the yen reduced earnings on its foreign-currency denominated assets.
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Why the Bank of Japan can't do much to weaken the yen

CNBC - ‎May 22, 2016‎
All of Japan's jawboning on the yen - and expectations the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will need to further ease policy - are unlikely to weaken the currency for long, JPMorgan Private Bank's Asia forex boss told CNBC.

The Bank Of Japan Is Putting A Cap On EWJ's Assets

Seeking Alpha - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The macro-economic troubles of Japan are well-known and likely priced in to the EWJ ETF. However, massive share issuances with tepid asset returns have increased the risk in EWJ.
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Bank of Japan to ease more if inflation target is at risk

Economic Times - ‎May 19, 2016‎
SENDAI: Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday the central bank would not hesitate in easing monetary policy further if market moves, including a spike in the yen, threatened prospects for achieving its 2% inflation target.

Brexit and Bank of Japan easing described as major risks at G7 finance and central banks meeting

MercoPress - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The G7 finance ministers and central bank governors concluded their 2-day meeting in Sendai, Japan on Sunday. The discussion of international event and banking risk has set the stage for issues to be discussed at the larger G7 leaders' summit starting ...
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Bank of Japan enters ETF market

Asia Times - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The BOJ in December told Japan's fund management industry to launch exchange traded funds, better known as ETFs, that will help further the government's growth policies and the central bank's massive monetary easing program, reported the Financial ...

EURef Round-up: Leave's Turkey, Bank of Japan Warning, Major Retailers Back Remain

Liberal Democrat Voice - ‎May 23, 2016‎
John Curtice on the BBC website analyses polling that shows Britain is a “divided nation” on the referendum - with age and occupational background, ethnicity and to a lesser extent gender strongly indicating which way a person in likely to vote in the ...

What's Next for the Bank of Japan?

Bloomberg - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Never before has the Bank of Japan done so much to achieve so little. Even after arranging a record stimulus program and reducing a key interest rate to less than zero, the central bank has failed to boost inflation to its goal of 2 percent.
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Never Has BOJ Done So Much for So Little Benefit

Bloomberg - ‎May 15, 2016‎
A central bank using up its policy tools doesn't bode well for a nation with the world's largest debt burden, according to Fitch Ratings Ltd.

Bank of Japan Haunted by Diminishing Returns

Bloomberg - ‎May 15, 2016‎
After a record stimulus program from the Bank of Japan, the central bank's inflation target of 2% remains far away and other indicators suggest that Haruhiko Kuroda's policy measures are failing to get traction.

BOJ seen preparing for exit from easing with reserves

Nikkei Asian Review - ‎May 20, 2016‎
TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan likely set aside funds for the first time to prepare for losses on its huge holdings of Japanese government bonds should the central bank end its monetary easing policy in the future.
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Bank of Japan to expand stimulus by July, yen too strong for economy

Financial Express - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The Bank of Japan will ease monetary policy even further by July as a strong yen and still-sluggish economy threaten its ability to meet its ambitious inflation target, a Reuters poll showed.

Central banks have to monitor blockchain closely: Bank of Japan

News.Markets - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The close attention being paid by the world's monetary authorities to the blockchain technology that powers the bitcoin virtual currency has again been emphasised by a senior central banker; this time by Hiroshi Nakaso, deputy governor of the Bank of ...
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Bank Of Japan To Research Impact Of Blockchain Technology On Financial Market Infrastructure

EconoTimes - ‎May 15, 2016‎
Hiroshi Nakaso, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan, in his recent remarks at the Conference on Retail Payments discussed “Central Bank Policy on Financial Market Infrastructure”, including payment and settlement systems, in light of innovations in ...
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Japanese finance official defends yen intervention option

Financial Times - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Still, Taro Aso, finance minister, has stepped up his rhetoric on currency intervention in recent weeks as the yen surged to the ¥106 level after the Bank of Japan sat pat last month following its move to negative interest rates in January. The yen has ...
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USD/JPY Downside Targets on Radar Ahead of Japan CPI Report

DailyFX - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Even though the Bank of Japan (BoJ) keeps the door open to further embark on its easing cycle, stickiness in Japan's core-core Consumer Price Index (CPI) may encourage the central bank to retain its current policy at the next interest-rate decision on ...
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Bank of America Raises $1 Billion of Yen as Yield Hunger Deepens

Bloomberg - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Demand for riskier bonds has intensified since the Bank of Japan announced in January plans to start charging fees on some reserves with sales of lower-rated domestic yen bonds climbing 58 percent in 2016.
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Japan avoids recession in first quarter, but more stimulus from the Bank of Japan is still on the way

City A.M. - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Japan posted a bumper set of growth figures in the first quarter of the year to beat analysts' expectations and avoid dipping into recession.
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Japan CPI Falls 0.3%, Raising Pressure for More BOJ Stimulus

Bloomberg - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The lack of price growth will intensify pressure on the Bank of Japan to consider further monetary stimulus after Kuroda disappointed the markets by taking no action at April's meeting.