Economic Measures Deflation

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- U.S. "The BOJ has a greater propensity to surprise the market than the Fed," said Subadra Rajappa, head of U.S. rates strategy at SG Corporate& Investment Banking in New York. Some traders doubt whether the BOJ, led by Haruhiko Kuroda, would act aggressively to combat deflation and weak demand given the central bank's history of falling short of market...

  • *Earnings forecasts to be revised down if dollar below 100 yen. TOKYO, Sept 16- Few Japanese companies see the central bank's aggressive monetary stimulus as achieving its stated goal of spurring inflation, a Reuters poll found, with firms citing negative fallout from the programme more than positive effects. Asked in a monthly Reuters Corporate Survey to...

  • Global growth needs to be urgently addressed: Expert

    Monetary policy tools have been exhausted yet the results have been short of expectations, says NN Investment Partners' Ashish Goyal.

  • TOKYO, Aug 31- Growth in Japan's industrial output ground to a halt in July after June's gains, underscoring the fragility of factory activity and the continuing challenge to policymakers grappling with a stalling economy. "July output data was a little weak and it suggested factory activity was stalling," said Hidenobu Tokuda, senior economist at Mizuho...

  • TOKYO, Aug 31- Growth in Japan's industrial output ground to a halt in July after June's gains, underscoring the fragility of factory activity- a continuing challenge to policymakers grappling with a stalling economy. The flat reading compared with economists' median estimate in a Reuters poll of a 0.8 percent increase, following a 2.3 percent increase in June,...

  • Japan Inflation

    Wage hikes are slow to pick up but a rise in bonuses could manifest in higher consumption, says Europacifica Consulting's Naomi Fink.

  • *Japan firms call for more focus on structural reform. But less than 5 percent of companies believe the steps will boost the economy near-term or raise its growth potential, according to the Reuters Corporate Survey, conducted August 1-16. After an early spurt of growth and surging corporate profits, helped by a sharp fall in the yen, the economy is again...

  • Emerging Markets

    Japan and China both suffer from the 3D problem - which is debt, demographics and deflation, says Morgan Stanley's Chetan Ahya.

  • BEIJING, Aug 12- Chinese banks extended 463.6 billion yuan in new yuan loans in July, missing analyst forecasts and falling significantly from the previous month, amid wide debate over whether the central bank should cut interest rates this year. Economists polled by Reuters had expected new loans to be 800 billion yuan in July, after 1.38 trillion yuan in June.

  • Where is inflation headed?

    Deflationary pressures are not going away, says Bob Janjuah, senior independent client adviser at Nomura.

  • Stocks tread water

    AllianceBernstein Chief Investment Officer Seth Masters, and Chief Equity Strategist at Stifel Nicolaus Barry Bannister, discuss earnings and the health of U.S. business.

  • For now, helicopter money off the table for Japan: Economist

    The Japanese government has approved a large-scale economic stimulus package, in hopes of overcoming deflation and boosting growth. Mizuho senior economist, Colin Asher discusses.

  • TOKYO, July 13- Japan's government on Wednesday cut its forecasts for consumer prices and economic growth, a blow to the Bank of Japan's ambitious project to achieve 2 percent inflation with massive purchases of government debt. The government expects consumer prices to rise 0.4 percent in the current fiscal year ending in March 2017, down from a 1.2 percent...

  • TOKYO, July 12- Japan's government is expected to cut its consumer inflation forecast for the current fiscal year and produce an estimate for fiscal 2017 that is much lower than the central bank's 2 percent target, government sources told Reuters on Tuesday. In draft forecasts to be finalized at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the government projects consumer...

  • *Sterling skids after BoE's Carney says UK needs stimulus. *Britain's FTSE set to finish June above pre-Brexit level. Markets have regained their poise after a short bout of volatility following Britain's vote last week to leave the European Union, but concerns remain about the longer term economic outlook and the potential for renewed turbulence.

  • KANAZAWA, Japan, June 23- Dissenting Bank of Japan board member Takahide Kiuchi said the central bank should review its negative interest rate policy and inflation target timeframe, while warning there wasn't much it could do to help the economy in the event of a severe market shock. With markets nervous as polls opened in Britain's referendum on membership of...

  • *Recent yen gains may hurt Japan inflation-Kuroda. TOKYO, June 16- The Bank of Japan refrained from offering additional monetary stimulus on Thursday despite anaemic inflation and weak global growth, sending the yen spiking to a two-year high that clouds an already darkening outlook for the economy. He also said the BOJ is in close contact with other central...

  • *Decision on loans to Greece postponed. VIENNA/ FRANKFURT, June 2- The European Central Bank on Thursday nudged up its expectations for growth and inflation in the euro area this year, but kept its main interest rate unchanged in negative territory and said it would press on with its unprecedented stimulus effort. Speaking after a meeting of the Bank's governing...

  • VIENNA/ FRANKFURT, June 2- The European Central Bank kept its main interest rate unchanged deep in negative territory on Thursday and stuck to its extraordinary stimulus policies aimed at reviving inflation and kick-starting growth after nearly a decade of economic malaise. Buying assets to the tune of 1.74 trillion euros and keeping rates negative, the ECB...

  • VIENNA/ FRANKFURT, June 2- Keeping interest rates firmly on hold, the European Central Bank will likely raise growth and inflation forecasts on Thursday, a rare positive step even as it emphasizes persistent negative risks and a readiness to provide more stimulus. With oil prices almost doubling since early January, the ECB will nudge up its inflation...