Bank of Japan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34311/all en Fearing stumble, Japan PM eyes opposition for smooth BOJ succession http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/fearing-stumble-japan-pm-eyes-opposition-smooth-boj-succession <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Linda Sieg and Yuko Yoshikawa</p> <p>TOKYO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is keen to avoid a rerun of the debacle in 2008 when the seat for the Bank of Japan governor was left open for weeks, so he is carefully calculating the odds that potential candidates will win vital opposition support.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/fearing-stumble-japan-pm-eyes-opposition-smooth-boj-succession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Japan Business Japan Shinzō Abe Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:15:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760879 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP World Economic News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/afp-world-economic-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The top world economic stories on Monday:</p> <p>France-economy-deficit</p> <p>PARIS: France needs an extra 6.0 billion euros in revenues next year, the budget minister said, and the European Central Bank said Paris has to act fast to cut spending and retain credibility after slashing the 2013 growth forecast.</p> <p>400 words moved</p> <p>Japan-bank</p> <p>TOKYO: Japan's finance minister and a top business leader welcomed a reported move by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to nominate Haruhiko Kuroda as Bank of Japan governor.</p> <p>China-economy-manufacturing</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/afp-world-economic-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Japan Business Chūō, Tokyo Economy of Japan Entertainment Human Interest AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:01:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766062 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Graphics Advisory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/afp-graphics-advisory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Monday's graphics:</p> <p>KOREA KAESONG COMPLEX</p> <p>Graphic showing Kaesong industrial estate, a joint North-South Korean complex, which was functioning normally Monday after Pyongyang announced that the two countries were now in a state of war.</p> <p>Text slug: NKorea-SKorea-US-military</p> <p>90 x 78 mm</p> <p>Available now</p> <p>Also available:</p> <p>NORTH KOREA MISSILES 90 x 119 mm</p> <p>JAPAN TANKAN</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/afp-graphics-advisory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Japan Economy of Japan Quarterly Tankan survey of business sentiment AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 06:16:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798411 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan manufacturer sentiment improves sharply http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130630/japan-manufacturer-sentiment-improves-sharply-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sentiment among big Japanese manufacturers jumped in the quarter to June, a Bank of Japan survey showed Monday, with the index hitting its highest level in nearly two years.</p> <p>The upbeat results come after Japanese factories put in an unexpectedly strong performance in May, supplying fresh evidence that the world's number three economy is picking up as Tokyo embarks on a huge drive to boost growth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130630/japan-manufacturer-sentiment-improves-sharply-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Japan Economy of Japan Japan AFP Mon, 01 Jul 2013 01:02:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5872040 at http://www.globalpost.com BoJ stands pat on monetary policy, upgrades assessment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/boj-stands-pat-monetary-policy-upgrades-assessment-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's central bank on Thursday left its vast monetary easing programme unchanged and boosted its assessment of the economy, using the word "recover" for the first time in more than two years.</p> <p>"Japan's economy is starting to recover modestly," the Bank of Japan said in a statement after a two-day policy meeting.</p> <p>The comment was seen as a notch stronger than its previous statement that the "economy has been picking up".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/boj-stands-pat-monetary-policy-upgrades-assessment-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Japan Bank of Japan Business Central bankers Economy of Japan AFP Thu, 11 Jul 2013 07:04:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5881180 at http://www.globalpost.com BOJ to keep ultra-easy monetary policy, decision on eco assessment eyed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130805/boj-keep-ultra-easy-monetary-policy-decision-eco-asses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Bank of Japan is likely to maintain its ultra-loose monetary policy at its two-day policy meeting starting Wednesday, with the focus on whether the central bank will raise its economic assessment amid positive showings in recent domestic economic data.</p> <p> In the previous meeting in July, the BOJ, which introduced the policy in April, lifted its assessment of the Japanese economy for the seventh consecutive month, stating it is "starting to recover moderately." That marked the first time the word "recover" had been used in two and a half years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130805/boj-keep-ultra-easy-monetary-policy-decision-eco-asses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Japan Central bankers Economy of Japan Technology Kyodo News International Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:32:14 +0000 Kyodo News International 5902745 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan big manufacturers optimism in third quarter reaches highest in four years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130910/japan-big-manufacturers-optimism-third-quarter-reaches-highest- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stanley White</p> <p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Optimism among big Japanese manufacturers in the third quarter reached the highest level in four years due to improving earnings, adding to recent evidence suggesting the economy is strong enough to withstand the blow from an expected sales tax hike.</p> <p>The confidence boost comes on the heels of a series of data pointing to the world's third-largest economy steadily picking up momentum, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "abenomics" cocktail of aggressive fiscal and monetary stimulus takes hold.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130910/japan-big-manufacturers-optimism-third-quarter-reaches-highest-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Japan Business Japan Recessions Thomson Reuters Wed, 11 Sep 2013 02:16:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5930504 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan firms' mood dips; export growth fastest in three yrs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130918/japan-firms-mood-dips-emerging-economies-slow-reuters-tankan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Stanley White</p> <p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Confidence among Japanese manufacturers slipped in September from a three-year high on worries about a slowdown in emerging markets, although the fastest growth in exports since late 2010 suggested the economy is still building momentum.</p> <p>Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reflationary policies and central bank stimulus weakened the yen through much of the first half of 2013, and exports look to be benefiting from that as demand starts to pick up in major economies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130918/japan-firms-mood-dips-emerging-economies-slow-reuters-tankan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Japan Business Currency Economy of Japan Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 19 Sep 2013 03:01:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5938259 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan business mood seen up, bodes well for sales tax hike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130926/japan-business-mood-seen-bodes-well-sales-tax-hike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tetsushi Kajimoto</p> <p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese big manufacturers' mood improved in the three months to September for a third straight quarter, the Bank of Japan's key survey is likely to show next week, underlining an economic recovery backed by firm private spending and pickup in exports.</p> <p>The central bank's quarterly tankan survey will likely show the headline index for big manufacturers' sentiment improved three points from the previous quarter to plus 7, according to a Reuters poll of 22 economists.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130926/japan-business-mood-seen-bodes-well-sales-tax-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Japan Business Economy of Japan Quarterly Tankan survey of business sentiment Thomson Reuters Thu, 26 Sep 2013 06:36:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5944939 at http://www.globalpost.com Instant View: Japan third quarter big manufacturers' mood improves - BOJ tankan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131001/instant-view-japan-third-quarter-big-manufacturers-mood-improve <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese big manufacturers' sentiment improved in the three months to September for a third straight quarter, the central bank's "tankan" survey showed, cementing the case for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to proceed with a planned sales tax hike next year.</p> <p>COMMENTARY:</p> <p>YOSHIMASA MARUYAMA, CHIEF ECONOMIST, ITOCHU ECONOMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TOKYO</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131001/instant-view-japan-third-quarter-big-manufacturers-mood-improve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Japan Business Economics Economy of Japan Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:38:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5949610 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan manufacturers' mood steady, seen rising: Reuters Tankan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131016/japan-manufacturers-mood-steady-seen-rising-reuters-tankan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Izumi Nakagawa</p> <p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Confidence among Japanese manufacturers remained steady in October from the previous month, a Reuters monthly poll showed on Thursday, a sign the feel-good mood generated by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reflationary policies is persisting.</p> <p>But the service sector's mood fell for a second straight month in October, underlining the view that private spending, which has led a recovery in the world's third-largest economy this year, is losing some momentum, according to the poll.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131016/japan-manufacturers-mood-steady-seen-rising-reuters-tankan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Japan Business Economy of Japan Quarterly Tankan survey of business sentiment Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Oct 2013 02:01:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5963043 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan business mood improves, seen rising further: Reuters Tankan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131114/japan-business-mood-improves-seen-rising-further-reuters-tankan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Izumi Nakagawa</p> <p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Confidence among Japanese firms rose for the first time in three months in November and is seen improving further over the next three months, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday.</p> <p>The index of sentiment among manufacturers, derived by subtracting the percentage of pessimistic responses from optimistic ones, rose by two points to plus 14 in November, near a three-year high hit in August, underlining a steady recovery in the world's third largest economy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131114/japan-business-mood-improves-seen-rising-further-reuters-tankan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Japan Business Economy of Japan Quarterly Tankan survey of business sentiment Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Nov 2013 07:05:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5988861 at http://www.globalpost.com BOJ tankan seen showing improved business mood, capex http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131211/boj-tankan-seen-showing-improved-business-mood-capex <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Leika Kihara</p> <p>TOKYO (Reuters) - A central bank survey out next week is expected to show Japanese business confidence improved in the three months to December as robust fiscal and household spending made up for soft exports -- thanks to Premier Shinzo Abe's stimulus policies.</p> <p>The Bank of Japan's quarterly "tankan" survey is also expected to show companies maintaining upbeat capital expenditure plans, according to a Reuters poll, reflecting their optimism over the outlook as the recovery gathers momentum.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131211/boj-tankan-seen-showing-improved-business-mood-capex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Japan Business Economy of Japan Quarterly Tankan survey of business sentiment Thomson Reuters Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:24:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6016584 at http://www.globalpost.com Big manufacturers' sentiment improves for 4th straight qtr: Tankan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131216/big-manufacturers-sentiment-improves-4th-straight-qtr- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Business confidence among large Japanese manufacturers increased in December from three months earlier for the fourth straight quarterly improvement, the Bank of Japan said Monday in its Tankan survey report, supported by continued improvement in corporate earnings amid a weakening yen.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131216/big-manufacturers-sentiment-improves-4th-straight-qtr-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Japan Business Consumer Confidence Index Economy of Japan Politics Quarterly Tankan survey of business sentiment Kyodo News International Mon, 16 Dec 2013 05:20:27 +0000 Kyodo News International 6021174 at http://www.globalpost.com Japanese manufacturers' business confidence rises to 6-year high on optimism over 'Abenomics' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131216/japanese-manufacturers-business-confidence-rises-6-year-high <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOKYO - Business confidence at Japan's major manufacturers rose to a six-year high, according to a quarterly central bank survey released Monday, amid optimism over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic recovery program.</p> <p>The Bank of Japan's "tankan" business confidence index rose to 16 for large manufacturers from 12 in September, and the best showing since 2007. Abe has made monetary easing, public works projects and structural reforms the key planks of his three-pronged economic plan, dubbed "Abenomics."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131216/japanese-manufacturers-business-confidence-rises-6-year-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Japan Business Economy of Japan Japan The Canadian Press Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:53:34 +0000 The Canadian Press 6021299 at http://www.globalpost.com