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Global policy shift exposes BOJ yield curve control flaw

July 12, 2017 By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – Bank of Japan policymakers see little to cheer in successfully defending their yield target as European and U.S. central banks start to pull the plug on ultra-cheap money, casting doubt on their view that global bond yield gains will be short-lived. Rising global yields forced the Japanese central bank to rev up bond buying last Friday to cap 10-year Japanese government bond (JGB) yields around its zero percent target, putting it at odds with its counterparts eyeing an exit from ultra-loose…

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BOJ to keep policy steady, reassure markets stimulus exit still distant

June 14, 2017 By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan is set to keep monetary settings unchanged on Friday and reassure markets it will lag way behind the Federal Reserve in dialing back its massive stimulus program, with inflation stubbornly low despite a strengthening economy. Governor Kuroda will also dispel market speculation the BOJ is engaging in “stealth tapering” by stressing that the recent slowdown in the bank’s bond buying is not intentional and simply the result of a stable bond market, say sources familiar with its…

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Kuroda says may release stimulus withdrawal impact on BOJ’s financial health

May 10, 2017 By Sumio Ito and Minami Funakoshi TOKYO (Reuters) – Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday the central bank will consider publicizing calculations on how a future withdrawal of massive monetary stimulus could affect its financial health. The remark was the first time that Kuroda, who until now had shrugged off as premature any debate over an exit strategy for the BOJ’s radical stimulus program, has signaled the chance of offering such information to the public. “It is very important to explain in easy-to-understand terms…

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