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CAUTION weighed heavily in the air ahead of the major US-North Korea one-on-one powwow right here in Singapore while fears over global trade loomed after the Group of Seven meeting over the weekend...

A DISAPPOINTING reading on Japan's economy, which suddenly seems to be faltering after two years of steady growth, raises the possibility that it is peaking just as trade friction with the...

BANK of Japan board member Makoto Sakurai said on Thursday excessive monetary easing could destabilise the economy and suggested the central bank could whittle down its massive stimulus programme if...

[TOKYO] Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday that US and most European central banks are "extremely cautious" of the idea of issuing digital currencies as substitutes for...

[TOKYO] Japan's core consumer price growth slowed in April for a second straight month, showing little of the inflationary momentum needed to reach the central bank's elusive 2 per cent...

[TOKYO] Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday the central bank could debate an exit strategy from its ultra-easy policy when the possibility of achieving its 2 per cent inflation...

[TOKYO] The Bank of Japan's decision to drop a timeframe for hitting its inflation target shows it is losing confidence in its price outlook and could mean it puts off exiting easy policy for...

THE Bank of Japan mostly held an optimistic view on regional economies, in a sign of its conviction over a broadening recovery but warned that labour shortages and a US-China trade war could cloud...

HEAVY snow slowed activity in Europe's dominant service industry last month but with growth still relatively strong, policy expectations for the European Central Bank and Bank of England are...

[TOKYO] Corporate Japan expects to see only minimal inflation in a year and barely any change in the next three to five years, a central bank survey showed on Tuesday, highlighting yet again the...