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Japan business confidence worst since 2009 crisis

Jul 01, 2020 - 9:05 PM

The Bank of Japan's Tankan survey in June 2020 shows a reading of -34 among big manufacturers, the lowest since June 2009

COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. This picture, taken on January 25, 2020, shows a general view of skyscrapers in Tokyo's Shinjuku area. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Bank of Japan boosts aid for coronavirus-hit firms

Jun 16, 2020 - 6:35 PM

The Bank of Japan expands its zero-interest loan program to firms to 90 trillion yen ($837 billion)

JAPAN BUSINESSES. A general view shows the entertainment area of Kabukicho in Tokyo's Shinjuku on May 21, 2020. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Japan central bank in $279-billion loan boost for small firms

May 22, 2020 - 12:00 PM

The Bank of Japan expands its financial aid program for small and medium-sized firms dealing with the impact of the coronavirus

A general view shows the entertainment area of Kabukicho in Tokyo's Shinjuku on May 21, 2020. - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency in several big cities in western Japan and hinted that the measure would be removed nationwide as early as next week. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Bank of Japan expands easing measures, cuts growth forecast

Apr 27, 2020 - 8:40 PM

Japanese central bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda warns that 'the economic prospects are increasingly bleak'

COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. This picture, taken on January 25, 2020, shows a general view of skyscrapers in Tokyo's Shinjuku area. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Japan business sentiment negative for first time since 2013 – survey

Apr 01, 2020 - 1:00 PM

A negative reading means more companies in Japan are pessimistic than optimistic

People walk along a shopping precinct in Tokyo's Ueno district on March 21, 2020. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)

Top central banks launch new bid to keep dollars flowing

Mar 20, 2020 - 11:10 PM

Starting on Monday, March 23, certain dollar liquidity operations among the banks will occur daily rather than weekly

Bank of Japan unveils emergency measures over coronavirus

Mar 16, 2020 - 4:30 PM

'Japan's economic activity is likely to remain weak for the time being, mainly affected by the outbreak of COVID-19,' says the Bank of Japan

Facemask-clad vendor stands in a street in Tokyo's Tsukiji area on March 13, 2020. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)

Japan business confidence drops for 4th straight quarter – Tankan survey

Dec 13, 2019 - 10:31 AM

The Bank of Japan's Tankan business survey is considered to be the broadest indicator of how Japan Incorporated is faring

FRENZY. File photo of Pedestrians walking at Tokyo's famouse Shibuya Crossing.

Japan business confidence hits decade high – Bank of Japan

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:46 AM

The mood among major manufacturers – who plan to boost their capital spending – has now risen for a fourth straight quarter

NUMBERS. Pedestrians are reflected on an electronic stock indicator at the window of a securities company in Tokyo on August 30, 2017.  Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Bank of Japan delays inflation goal in blow to 'Abenomics'

Nov 01, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The bank now expects to hit 2 inflation by March 2019 – 4 years later than its original target

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda answers questions during a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo on November 1, 2016.  Tokyo shares closed higher November 1, reversing early losses on relief over a Bank of Japan policy meeting that ended largely as expected and better-than-expected Chinese factory data. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Japan big manufacturers' confidence at multi-year low

Oct 03, 2016 - 10:40 PM

Sentiment among big manufacturers drops to its lowest levels since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kicked off Abenomics in 2013

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda answers questions during a press conference at the headquarters in Tokyo on September 21, 2016. Japan's central bank on September 21 unveiled a surprise overhaul of monetary policy, promising to redouble attempts to fuel inflation and kickstart the torpid economy. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUT

Central banks move to reassure markets after Brexit

Jun 25, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Britain s decision to leave the EU – following a bitterly contested referendum – has rocked global stock markets and sent the pound crashing to its lowest level in more than 3 decades

AFTER BREXIT. This file photo shows a Euro symbol projected onto the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany March 12, 2016. File photo by Boris Roessler/EPA

ADB, Japan to pour $16B for infra in Asia and the Pacific

Nov 21, 2015 - 4:37 PM

The 16 billion investment will also contribute to the expansion of climate financing for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific

BOOST APEC INFRA. ADB and Japan cofinanced Indonesia's Sarulla Geothermal Project. Photo by Sarulla Operations Limited

The wRap Indonesia: Cut in fuel prices, rupiah gains

Oct 08, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the seizure of illegally traded shark fins worsening forest fires and the possibility of a midnight curfew for Jakarta nightclubs

PAKET EKONOMI. President Joko Widodo talks about his first economic stimulus in this file photo. Photo from Twitter @Jokowi

Indonesian rupiah strong as US dollar declines

Oct 07, 2015 - 5:03 PM

The gains from Indonesia contributed to a generally confident outlook despite ongoing worries about China the world s number two economy and biggest energy user

Ex-Chinese finance ministry official named to lead AIIB

Aug 25, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Former Chinese vice finance minister Jin Liqun is elected to head the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank AIIB

57 countries hold signing ceremony to set up China-led bank

Jun 29, 2015 - 10:49 AM

The AIIB which will have billions of dollars to lend is expected to go into operation later this year

AIIB. Image from AIIB website

Japan to earmark $100B for Asian infrastructure: report

May 19, 2015 - 4:59 PM

The sum is in line with the expected 100 billion capital of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank that Beijing and more than 50 founding member states are establishing

Bank of Japan leaves monetary easing scheme unchanged

Aug 08, 2013 - 12:10 PM

Bank of Japan leaves its vast monetary easing program unchanged as it issues an upbeat assessment of Tokyo s efforts to counter growth sapping deflation

Confirmed: ADB's Kuroda to head Japan's Central Bank

Mar 15, 2013 - 3:17 PM

The head of the Asian Development Bank will be leaving Manila for Tokyo where the long time critic of Japan s central bank will be expected to chart its new course

Japan's lower house approves BoJ nominations

Mar 14, 2013 - 9:19 PM

Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda is one step closer to becoming Governor of the Bank of Japan

SUCCESSOR. Who will replace and what is the process in choosing the successor of outgoing Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda? Photo by AFP

Aquino bestows Order of Sikatuna to ADB's Kuroda

Mar 13, 2013 - 2:08 PM

President Aquino confers a III confers a national order of diplomatic merit to outgoing Asian Development Bank ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda

ORDER OF SIKATUNA. Outgoing Asian Development Bank President becomes the latest recipient of the Order of Sikatuno. Photo by the Malacañang Photo Bureau

Tokyo nominates ADB head Kuroda as Bank of Japan chief

Feb 28, 2013 - 10:33 AM

UPDATED Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday February 28 nominated Asian Development Bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda as the next governor of the Bank of Japan

Haruhiko Kuroda, president of the Asian Development Bank, at the closing press conference of the ADB's 45th Annual Meeting, May 2012. Photo courtesy of the ADB.

Don't have a car? Share a bike

Nov 06, 2012 - 7:31 PM

The Asian Development Bank and the government of Japan formally launch a bicycle sharing scheme which will be tested in 3 cities for possible replication across developing Asia and the Pacific