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  • TOKYO, July 31- The Bank of Japan's review of its monetary stimulus programme promised for September has revived expectations it could adopt some form of "helicopter money", printing money for government spending to spur inflation. With little to show for three years of massive monetary easing, economists say BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda's "comprehensive...

  • Speakers: Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan, Monetary Authority of Singapore Managing Director Ravi Menon, Bank Indonesia Deputy Governor Perry Warjiyo, IMF Deputy Managing Director Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Bank of Philippines Governor Amando Tetangco and Federal Reserve Bank of New York President...

  • TOKYO _ Sony Corp. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $205 million. On a per-share basis, the Tokyo- based company said it had profit of 16 cents. Sony shares have increased 34 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TOKYO _ NTT Docomo Inc. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $1.92 billion. NTT Docomo shares have risen 29 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: NTT Docomo, Earnings Report.

  • *BOJ keeps base money target unchanged. TOKYO, July 29- The Bank of Japan expanded stimulus on Friday by doubling purchases of exchange-traded funds, yielding to pressure from the government and financial markets for bolder action, but disappointing investors who had set their hearts on more audacious measures. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the bank was...

  • LONDON, July 29- The yen soared against the dollar on Friday after a round of modest monetary policy easing from the Bank of Japan disappointed investors who had been hoping for at least a hint of more radical stimulus. That still left it short of levels seen as investors flooded into the traditional security of Japan after Britain's vote to leave the European...

  • TOKYO— Sony Corp.' s fiscal first-quarter profit dipped 74 percent to 21.2 billion yen, as earnings were hammered by a strong yen and lagging smartphone sales, and a quake in southwestern Japan that disrupted its camera parts and semiconductor production. Tokyo- based Sony, the maker of Bravia TVs and Walkman portable players, said game software sales for the...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, July 29- Asian shares slipped after touching a near one-year peak on Friday and the yen strengthened as the Bank of Japan's fresh stimulus measures disappointed markets, although Japanese stocks recovered on higher purchases of exchange-traded funds. European markets are set to be positive, with futures pointing to a flat start for...

  • TOKYO, July 29- The Bank of Japan expanded stimulus on Friday by doubling purchases of exchange-traded funds, yielding to pressure from the government and financial markets for bolder action, but disappointing investors who had set their hearts on more audacious measures. At the two-day rate review that ended on Friday, the BOJ decided to increase ETF...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, July 29- Asian shares slipped after touching a near one-year peak on Friday, while Japanese stocks tumbled and the yen strengthened as the Bank of Japan's fresh stimulus measures disappointed markets. European markets are set to be positive, with futures pointing to a flat start for Britain's FTSE 100, and higher opens for Germany's DAX and...

  • TOKYO, July 29- Japanese government bonds tumbled on Friday, sending the benchmark 10- year yield to a one-month high, after the Bank of Japan's steps to ease monetary policy disappointed investors who had hoped measures would include additional bond purchases. "That the BOJ did not boost JGB buying appears to be the source of disappointment for the market," said...

  • *But keeps money base target unchanged at Y80 trln. SINGAPORE, July 29- The safe-haven yen jumped against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan's modest monetary policy easing disappointed investors who had been hoping for more radical stimulus measures. The dollar initially rose to 105.75 yen right after the BOJ's announcement but later tumbled to a 2-1/...

  • *BOJ Gov Haruhiko Kuroda to meet press 0630 GMT. TOKYO, July 29- The Bank of Japan expanded stimulus on Friday by doubling purchases of exchange-traded funds, yielding to pressure from the government and financial markets for bolder action, but disappointing investors who had set their hearts on more audacious measures. At the two-day rate review that ended on...

  • TOKYO— Japan's central bank opted Friday for a modest expansion of its lavish monetary stimulus to help perk up sluggish growth and combat deflation. The recent vote by Britain to leave the European Union has added to the uncertainties clouding the global outlook at a time when Japan's recovery remains in question. "It is hard to understand why the BOJ did not...

  • *BOJ Gov Haruhiko Kuroda to meet press 0630 GMT. TOKYO, July 29- The Bank of Japan expanded stimulus on Friday by doubling purchases of exchange-traded funds, yielding to pressure from the government and financial markets for bolder action, but disappointing investors who had set their hearts on more audacious measures. The central bank maintained its base...

  • *Asia share index slips after touching highest since Aug 2015. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, July 29- Asian shares slipped after touching a near one-year peak on Friday, while Japanese stocks tumbled and the yen strengthened as the Bank of Japan's fresh stimulus measures disappointed markets. The dollar weakened 1.9 percent to 103.27 yen, its biggest one-day decline since...

  • TOKYO, July 29- Japanese government bonds tumbled on Friday, sending the benchmark 10- year yield to a one-month high, after the Bank of Japan's steps to ease monetary policy disappointed investors who had hoped measures would include additional bond purchases. The central bank increased its purchases of exchange-traded funds but kept its base money target...

  • TOKYO— Japan's central bank opted Friday for a modest expansion of its lavish monetary stimulus to help perk up sluggish growth and combat deflation. The Bank of Japan ended a policy meeting Friday by announcing it will expand purchases of assets from financial institutions to help inject more cash into the world's third-largest economy and pursue its 2...

  • *BOJ Gov Haruhiko Kuroda to meet press 0630 GMT. TOKYO, July 29- The Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on Friday through a modest increase in purchases of exchange-traded funds, yielding to pressure from the government and financial markets for bolder action to spur growth and accelerate inflation towards its 2 percent target. The BOJ said it will...

  • 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...