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  • TOKYO, July 29- The Bank of Japan cut its consumer inflation forecast in a quarterly review of its long-term economic and price forecasts issued on Friday. Following is a table of median forecasts by the BOJ's nine board members. *The GDP, CPI figures take into account the government's decision to delay a scheduled sales tax hike in April 2017.

  • TOKYO— Japan reported further signs of weakness in its economy in June, with industrial output and consumer spending falling from the year before. The Bank of Japan and government have made scant progress toward a 2 percent inflation goal set more than three year ago, partly due to the prolonged slump in crude oil prices. Earlier this week Prime Minister Shinzo...

  • Businessmen walk past the Bank of Japan in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan is considering specific steps for expanding monetary stimulus to address signs of weakness in inflation.

  • Citi expects central banks to rely on 'helicopter money'

    The bank sees a gradual shift towards 'helicopter money' by advanced economies as countries struggle to boost growth.

  • Rate hike more likely in December: BofA

    Michael Contopoulos, BofA Merrill Lynch,

  • *Fed says near-term risks to economic outlook diminished. *Target interest rate still 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent. WASHINGTON, July 27- The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but said near-term risks to the U.S. economic outlook had diminished, opening the door to a resumption of monetary policy tightening this year.

  • *Fed says near-term risks to economic outlook diminished. *Target interest rate still 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent. WASHINGTON, July 27- The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but said near-term risks to the U.S. economic outlook had diminished, opening the door to a resumption of monetary policy tightening this year.

  • A comparison of the Federal Reserve's statements from its two-day meeting that ended Wednesday and its meeting June 14-15:. Now: Fed policymakers added a sentence to signal that risks to the economy have faded: "Near-term risks to the economic outlook have diminished." The Fed "continues to closely monitor inflation indicators and global economic and financial...

  • Australia CPI

    CBA's Michael Blythe says Australia's Q2 CPI was in line with RBA expectations, and the central bank had mentioned that more rate cuts could come.

  • Japan Stimulus

    Japanese stimulus will drive stocks higher, but growth fundamentals might not necessarily improve, says Taurus Wealth Advisors' Michael Preiss.

  • FOMC Meeting

    ANZ's Richard Yetsenga and Scott Nations of NationsShares discuss what they expect from the Federal Reserve for the rest of the year.

  • Australia CPI

    Australia's underlying inflationary pressures are still soft but are widely expected to pick up, says Urbis Chief Economist Nicki Hutley.

  • Australia CPI

    The headline figure will likely come in at 0.7 percent quarter-on-quarter, because of higher food, oil and apparel prices, says NAB's Ivan Colhoun.

  • LONDON, July 21- Bank of England asset purchases helped boost inflation after the financial crisis but its forward guidance has had no significant effect, research co-authored by Monetary Policy Committee member Martin Weale concluded on Thursday. The central bank faces a decision in two weeks on what form of stimulus, if any, it should adopt to cushion...

  • FRANKFURT, July 21- The European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged on Thursday but left the door open to more policy stimulus, highlighting "great" uncertainty and abundant risks to the economic outlook. Signalling a readiness to act, ECB President Mario Draghi argued that Britain's decision to leave the European Union and weak emerging market growth...

  • July 21- Confidence in prospects for the global economy has been dented following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, with a growing view that monetary policy is a fading force and many governments now need to borrow and spend, Reuters polls showed. "Given how fragile the global economy is nearly eight years after the start of the global financial crisis,...

  • European Central Bank president, Mario Draghi says Brexit didn't seem to have a major impact on inflation outlook, when discussing the Survey of Professional Forecasters (SPF).

  • Japan Economy

    AMP Capital Investors' Shane Oliver expects Japan's fiscal stimulus package, coupled with more monetary stimulus, to help the spur growth.

  • BRASILIA, July 20- Brazil's central bank kept interest rates on hold for the eighth consecutive meeting on Wednesday as expected, despite a deep recession, as a new board cited concern about stubbornly high inflation and uncertainty surrounding economic reforms. In a longer and more detailed decision statement than in the past, the central bank said its...

  • Bank of Indonesia

    Morgan Stanley's Deyi Tan says Bank of Indonesia will have to keep a conservative real policy rate because the country still has a current account deficit.