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The Bank of Japan has always received a lot of attention for its unusual monetary policies. Its interest rate announcements have the potential to move markets such as the Yen, Nikkei 225 and big Japanese stocks. What is the Bank of Japan? The Bank of Japan (BoJ) is the Japanese central...

BoJ Statement on Monetary Policy

BoJ Statement on Monetary Policy. BoJ Outlook for Economic Activity and Prices.

(BOJ) Statement on Monetary Policy – October 31, 2017

The Bank decided, by an 8-1 majority vote, to set the following guideline for market operations for the intermeeting period. With regard to asset purchases other than JGB purchases, the Bank decided, by a unanimous vote, to set the following guidelines.

(BOJ) Statement on Monetary Policy – September 21, 2017

The Bank decided, by an 8-1 majority vote, to set the following guideline for market operations for the intermeeting period. The Bank will apply a negative interest rate of minus 0.1 percent to the Policy-Rate Balances in current accounts held by financial institutions at the Bank.

(BOJ) Statement on Monetary Policy – March 16, 2017

Japan's economy has continued its moderate recovery trend. Overseas economies have continued to grow at a moderate pace, although emerging economies remain sluggish in part. In this situation, exports have picked up. On the domestic demand side, business fixed investment has been on a moderate increasing trend as corporate profits have improved. Private consumption has been resilient against the background of steady improvement in the employment and income situation. Meanwhile, housing investment and public investment have been more or less flat. Reflecting these moderate increases in demand both at home and abroad and the progress in inventory adjustments, industrial production has picked up. Financial conditions are highly accommodative. On the price front, the year-on-year rate of change in the consumer price index (CPI, all items less fresh food) has been about 0 percent. Inflation expectations have remained in a weakening phase.

(BOJ) Statement on Monetary Policy

At the Monetary Policy Meeting held today, the Policy Board of the Bank of Japan decided upon the following. (1) Yield curve control The Bank decided, by a 7-2 majority vote, to set the following guideline for market operations for the intermeeting period.