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BOJ's Kuroda Says No Immediate Need To Overhaul Policy Framework

Kuroda also stuck to the BOJ's view that Japan's economy is on track for a moderate recovery, even as a recent resurgence in coronavirus infections cloud the outlook.

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Japan's Economy Vaults Back From COVID-Induced Recession, But Outlook Murky

The world's third-largest economy expanded an annualised 21.4% in July-September, beating a median market forecast for an 18.9% gain and marking the first increase in four quarters

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BOJ Unveils Scheme Incentivising Regional Bank Consolidation

The central bank said it will introduce a special deposit facility under which it will pay 0.1% interest on current account balances held by regional lenders that meet certain criteria.

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BOJ To Start Central Bank Digital Currency Tests Next Fiscal Year

The experiments will be part of the BOJ's efforts to look more closely into how it can issue general-purpose central bank digital currencies (CBDC), intended to be used widely among the general public including companies and households.

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Japan August Machinery Orders Seen Falling As Coronavirus Hits Investment

Core machinery orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine months, likely slipped 0.9% in August from the previous month, the poll of 17 economists showed.

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Global Stocks Weighed Down By Virus Angst, Lack Of Stimulus

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.5%. Stocks in China made their strongest gains in three weeks, with the CSI300 index adding 2.2%, a move led by financial companies.

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BOJ Holds Fire, Offers Brighter View Of Economy As Pandemic Impact Eases

Japan's economy remains in a severe state but has started to pick up as business activity gradually resumes

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BOJ To Offer Brighter View On Economy, Output On Signs Of Pick-Up

The central bank is also expected to describe exports and output as recovering, compared with the July assessment that they were "falling sharply,"

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Japan's Rebounding July Machinery Orders Tempered By Fragile Business Outlook

The government has already rolled out a combined $2.2 trillion of fiscal stimulus packages to combat the pandemic, adding to an enhanced programme from the Bank of Japan.

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Big Data May Help BOJ Guide Economy Through Pandemic Pain

An index tracking real-time trends using private data showed prices of some goods rose steadily even as services costs slumped, suggesting price moves may not be as deflationary as the official consumer price index (CPI) suggests.

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BOJ Debated Deflation Risk At June Meeting, Cautious Of Bolder Steps

Japan lifted nationwide state of emergency measures in late May but has seen a renewed spike in infections in its capital Tokyo, stoking fears of a second wave that could hit an already weakened economy.

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BOJ Keeps Policy Steady, Sticks To Cautious Recovery View

Some in the board have called for a reassessment of the BOJ's policy framework as inflation drifts further below its 2% target, minutes of past meetings showed.

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Coronavirus Bringing Record 1 Trillion Dollar Of New Global Corporate Debt In 2020

Companies tapped bond markets for $384 billion between January and May, and Meyer estimates that recent weeks have set a new record for debt issuance from riskier "high yield" firms with lower credit ratings.

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Bank Of Japan Holds Fire, Pledges $1 Trillion To Struggling Firms

The BOJ maintained its yield curve control targets at -0.1% for short-term interest rates and 0% for long-term rates.

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BOJ May Hold Emergency Meet For New Loan Scheme To Combat Pandemic

Japan's $1.1 trillion stimulus package has cheap loans on offer for firms hit by a virus-related slump in sales, and Kuroda has ordered staff to prepare a scheme spurring financial institutions

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