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BOJ's Kuroda Brushes Aside Chance Of Widening Yield Band At March Review

Kuroda's remarks briefly sent yields on 10-year Japanese government bonds to a nearly three-week low of 0.07%, before recovering to 0.09%.

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Global Bond Rout Puts BOJ's Yield Curve Control In Spotlight

BOJ policymakers concede YCC worked in Japan because of the central bank's huge presence in the bond market and a dearth of expectations that inflation would pick up.

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BOJ May Replace Some ETF Guidelines With Pledge To Step In During Crisis

The BOJ will conduct the review of its tools at next month's policy meeting to make its massive stimulus programme "more sustainable and effective," as the COVID-19 pandemic heightens prospects of a prolonged struggle to reflate the economy.

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BOJ Lifts Next Year's Growth Forecast, Saves Ammunition As Virus Risks Linger

The BOJ slightly upgraded next fiscal year's growth forecast based on hopes that robust exports and the government's huge spending package will soften the blow from the pandemic.

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Japan's Central Bank Urged To Avoid Deepening Negative Rates

The combined net interest income of 64 regional banks dropped about 6% in fiscal 2019 from fiscal 2015, when the BOJ introduced its negative rates, data compiled by the group shows.

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BOJ To Look At More Effective Ways Of Hitting Price Goal, Extends Fund Scheme

Japan's economy rebounded in July-September from its worst postwar contraction in the second quarter, though the third wave of infections is dampening prospects for a strong revival.

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BOJ Loads Up $6 Billion In Ammunition To Combat Market Turmoil

Japanese financial institutions have repeatedly faced dollar funding strains in times of market stress, though the BOJ's dollar-funding operations have drawn little demand in recent months as markets remain stable.

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BOJ Loads Up $6 Billion In Ammunition In Rare Move To Combat Market Turmoil

Japanese financial institutions have repeatedly faced dollar funding strains in times of market stress, though the BOJ's dollar-funding operations have drawn little demand in recent months as markets remain stable.

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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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