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Japan’s weak machinery orders, other batch of soft data raise BOJ challenge

Japan’s core machinery orders fell more than expected in July, as manufacturers balk at new investments in the face of sluggish global growth and weakness in major market China, pointing to a difficult period ahead for the world’s third-largest economy.

Yen breaches 145 mark against the dollar, prompting expectations of BOJ intervention

The yen has been steadily weakening after Japan’s central bank had adjusted its stance on its yield curve control policy on July 28, sending 10 year Japanese government bonds to its highest levels in nine years.

BOJ conducts emergency bond buys as yields hit fresh 9-year peak

The benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond yield hit a fresh nine-year peak on Thursday before pulling back after the Bank of Japan again intervened to cool the speed of the rise.

The Bank of Japan just shocked markets with a policy tweak — here’s why it matters

The Bank of Japan announced Friday “greater flexibility” in its monetary policy — surprising global financial markets.

A ‘momentous week’ ahead as the Fed, ECB and Bank of Japan near pivot point

The market is pricing 25 basis point hikes for the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, but economists will be closely scrutinizing communications on their future rate paths.


Bank of Japan leaves rates unchanged, holding them at ultra low levels

Japan’s central bank maintained its ultra loose monetary policy on Friday, electing to support fragile economic growth at a time of swirling global uncertainty.

BOJ’s Ueda says targeting shorter-duration bond yield among future options

Bank of Japan Governor Kazuo Ueda said changing the central bank’s policy target to the five-year bond yield, from the current 10-year zone, would be among options if it were to modify its yield curve control (YCC) policy in the future.

Japan says G7 to discuss strengthening global banking system

Finance leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies will discuss this week ways to strengthen the global financial system, Japan’s finance minister said on Tuesday, as recent U.S. bank failures bring the risk of digital bank runs into focus.