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TOKYO, April 24- The Bank of Japan is set on Friday to project that it will meet its 2 percent inflation target in two years, a forecast analysts say may be too optimistic and could put the bank's credibility on the line.
*Dollar eyes 100 yen after G20 accepts Japan stimulus. LONDON, April 22- The Japanese yen weakened toward 100 to the dollar on Monday and shares rose after the G20 accepted Japan's bold stimulus policies, helping to counter the gloom over the global growth outlook.
*Dollar eyes 100 yen after G20 accepts Japan stimulus. LONDON, April 22- The dollar strengthened towards 100 yen on Monday and shares rose after the G20 accepted Japan's bold stimulus policies, helping to counter the gloom over the global growth outlook.
April 18- You never like to see the words "inflation," "central banks" and "it's different this time" in close proximity to each other. That, however, is the essential message in the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook, which argues that the relationship between unemployment and inflation may have fundamentally changed.
WASHINGTON, April 16- The Bank of Japan's aggressive monetary easing is a welcome step in reviving the economy but could trigger a future spike in bond yields unless accompanied by a credible roadmap for fiscal consolidation, a senior International Monetary Fund official said on Tuesday.
April 16- Just as gold's rise never showed the policies of central banks to be a failure, so its fall cannot show they have succeeded. Yes, the attraction to gold is driven by mistrust, its principal virtue being that, unlike currencies, it can't be created at will.
Arthur Cashin, UBS Financial Services, explains why investors are seeing a rebound in equities and gold today.
WASHINGTON, April 16- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday shaved projections for global economic growth for this year and next to take into account sharp government spending cuts in the United States and the latest struggles of recession-stricken Europe.
Arthur Cashin, UBS Financial Services, explains why he believes there's a strong sense of deflation entering the economy.
TOKYO, April 12- Japan's Nikkei share average is likely to hold near five-year highs on Friday, underpinned by ongoing optimism about the economic outlook on the back of bold government and central bank policies, but the pace of gains may slow given the steep rise in the past week.
MANILA, April 9- Growth in developing Asia is seen gaining momentum this year, powered by rising domestic consumption and intra-regional trade, but authorities need to ward off risks of inflation and asset bubbles arising from strong capital inflows, the Asian Development Bank said.
SEOUL, April 9- U.S. crude oil futures remained close to $93.50 a barrel on Tuesday, with investors shifting their attention to Chinese inflation data for clues on the outlook for demand in the world's second largest economy.
*Top global copper conference CESCo begins in Chile. LONDON, April 8- Copper prices rose on Monday, rebounding from falls in the previous week as the euro rose against the dollar although gains were capped by uncertainty about the demand outlook from top consumer China and weak U.S. economic data.
Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, says the Bank of Japan's monetary policy could work as it set its target with deflation and not inflation as previously tried in the U.K.
Hiroshi Watanabe, President & CEO at Japan Bank for International Cooperation is optimistic on Japan markets with Shinzo Abe at the helm and Haruhiko Kuroda at the BOJ. He expects the inflation rate and wages to rise.
FRANKFURT, April 4- The European Central Bank expects a gradual economic recovery later this year but will monitor incoming data very closely and is ready to cut interest rates if necessary, its president said on Thursday.
The Bank of Japan unveiled sweeping changes to its monetary policy, making clear that it will do all it can to achieve a 2 percent inflation target. But is that enough?
Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist, BNY Mellon, discusses the Bank of Japan's Governor's pledge to do "whatever it takes" to end deflation and says there's only so much central bankers can do.
Falling consumer prices highlighted how challenging it could be for Japan to achieve the 2 percent inflation target, which analysts say is unlikely anytime soon.
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank will seek to push down yields across the curve by purchasing longer-dated government bonds, underscoring its resolve to aggressively beat deflation.