BOJ Watch

TOKYO (NQN)--The Bank of Japan has been buying a massive amount of bonds from the market to help increase bank lending and overseas investment. But government data is showing that the country's financial institutions, accustomed to years of a deflationary economy, are not yet willing to take the kind of risks that the central bank wants them to.

TOKYO (Nikkei)--The government and Bank of Japan will likely go back to the first arrow of Abenomics -- monetary easing -- to keep the country's economic recovery going due to difficulty in deploying its growth strategy, the third and final arrow of the economic policy.

TOKYO (Nikkei)--About six months after the Bank of Japan embarked on a massive new monetary easing program, the Japanese economy is showing signs of progress in ending years of deflation, with consumer prices rising on the year for three straight months.

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