Dollar slides on US GDP, Japan bonds fall on BOJ move - Reuters

An employee of a bank counts US dollar notes at a branch in Hanoi, Vietnam May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Kham. 1/3. left. right. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan ...

BOJ Expands Stimulus, Nearly Doubles ETF Purchases - ETF Trends

The Bank of Japan extended its stimulus measures, supporting Japanese equities and country-specific exchange traded funds. As part of its expanded stimulus plan, The BOJ decided to increase ETF purchases so its total holdings rose at an annual pace of ...

Today's USD/JPY Exchange Rate Forecast Negative As BoJ's Monetary Policy Disappoints - Exchange Rates UK

Overnight, the USD/JPY spot rate plunged over 200 pips almost instantly, with many reports stating it was down to algorithmic platforms and a huge mistake by an non-Asian fund. "USDJPY was choppy in the aftermath of the BoJ decision, rising to the ...

The Death of the Central Bank - Bloomberg

For the past 70 years, Japan has been a crucible of experimentation in economic policy. During its go-go years, Tokyo's unusual practices to spur rapid growth became a model for much of the rest of Asia, while its unconventional attempts to revive its ...

FX Focus: Pound heads for third consecutive month of decline ahead of BoE's decision - International Business Times UK

The pound was poised to register its third consecutive monthly decline on Friday (29 July), amid growing expectations the Bank of England will cut interest rates and implement a new set of stimulus measures early next week. Sterling, which has fallen ...

The Japanese yen went through the roof, and the dollar is plunging - Business Insider

The Japanese yen went through the roof on Friday after the Bank of Japan stunned the markets. The currency was up by 2.9% at 102.23 per dollar as of 1:33 p.m. ET. After all the speculation and hype, the BOJ ended up announcing only a small tweak to ...

Japan's shocking stimulus illuminates central banks' lack of credibility - Financial Post

Ng Han Guan, Pool/AP PhotoGovernor of the Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda, sips from a glass during a press conference held at the close of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Chengdu, China.

What Are the BoJ's Projections for Economic Activity in Japan? - Market Realist

The BoJ (Bank of Japan) gave its economic outlook after the monetary policy meeting on July 29, 2016. The BoJ thinks that the Japanese economy is still in a moderate recovery trend despite the recent weak data. The weak data are attributed to the ...

Kuroda Leads BOJ to a Policy Crossroads as Pressures Intensify - Bloomberg

After more than three years of pumping out wave after wave of cheap money that's failed to secure its inflation target, the Bank of Japan has signaled a rethink. Instead of buying yet more government bonds, cutting interest rates or pushing further ...

Bank of Japan Resists Strong Medicine for Stimulus - New York Times

The Bank of Japan announced a small expansion of its deflation-fighting stimulus policies on Friday, but promised a full review of its approach. Credit Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters. TOKYO — As Japan's economy limped into the second half of the year, some ...

What We Know, and Don't, About the Bank of Japan's Review - Bloomberg

The Bank of Japan had observers scratching their heads Friday with the announcement that it will mount a “comprehensive” review of its policy framework at its next meeting. The following points show what's known, and still unclear, about the assessment ...

Japan's Central Bank Rattles Markets - Wall Street Journal

Asian markets tumbled and the yen strengthened after the Bank of Japan disappointed markets by opting for a much more limited easing program than what had been expected. The Bank of Japan kept its annual bond-buying plan unchanged at an annual 80 ...

BOJ eases policy by doubling ETF buying, underwhelms expectations - Reuters

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda attends a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, July 29, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon. 1/7. left. right. A man runs past the Bank of Japan (BOJ) building in Tokyo, Japan, July 29, 2016.

Mizuho Profit Falls as Negative Rates Squeeze Lending Income - Bloomberg

Mizuho Financial Group Inc.'s first-quarter profit fell 16 percent as negative interest rates eroded lending income and the bank slowed sales of its shareholdings. Net income dropped to 132.6 billion yen ($1.3 billion) in the three months ended June 30 ...

Bank of Japan Expands Stimulus, Disappointing Investors - Fortune

The Bank of Japan expanded stimulus on Friday by doubling purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETF), yielding to pressure from the government and financial markets for bolder action, but disappointing investors who had set their hearts on more audacious ...

QuickTake Q&A: Bank of Japan's Quest for 2 Percent Inflation - Bloomberg

The U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank are among the world's monetary authorities that have set an inflation target right around 2 percent. Nowhere, though, does the quest for this special number carry drama like it ...

Takeaways From the Bank of Japan's Policy Decision - Wall Street Journal (blog)

The Bank of Japan disappointed investors with its limited expansion of monetary stimulus Friday. Here are five takeaways from the central bank's policy decision. 29 Jul 2016 2:59am. By. WSJ Staff ...

Monetary easing follows Japan's fiscal stimulus - Deutsche Welle

Days after the Japanese government unveiled a massive stimulus package to revitalize the nation's sluggish economy, it's now the turn of the country's central bank to chip in with additional stimulus measures. Japan Yen Banknoten. The Bank of Japan ...

BoJ reaction: JGBs sell-off as yields jump the most since 08 - Financial Times

The yen, would you believe it, is starting to look like a bit of a sideshow at the moment, given yields on Japanese government bonds continue to tumble and Japanese shares staged a momentous about-turn in late trading after the country's central bank ...

Gold Edges Higher On Bank Of Japan Stimulus, Set For Monthly Gain - NDTV

Bengaluru: Gold inched higher on Friday, on track for a gain of more than one percent in July, as the dollar extended its losses after the Bank of Japan's stimulus fell short of market expectations. The Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on ...