[TOKYO] The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Wednesday and maintained its optimistic view on the economy, even as escalating global trade frictions clouded the outlook.

The collapse of US investment giant Lehman Brothers 10 years ago forced central banks to take unprecedented steps to help rescue the global economy, thrusting them into uncharted territory they are...

[TOKYO] The Bank of Japan is unlikely to raise interest rates for "quite some time" and recent steps to make policy more flexible is not preparation for policy normalisation, governor...

[TOKYO] The Bank of Japan should abandon negative interest rates and a cap on long-term bond yields immediately as such crisis-mode measures are unnecessary for an economy enjoying steady growth, a...

THE Bank of Japan is showing just what it means by being flexible with bond purchases. The central bank unexpectedly offered to buy 400 billion yen (S$4.9 billion) of five-to-10-year bonds on...

BANK of Japan deputy governor Masayoshi Amamiya said the central bank had no fixed timeframe for how long it would keep interest rates low but signalled the chance of taking more steps to address the...

MAJOR currencies stuck to familiar ranges on Monday as investors shied away from taking out big positions ahead of a flurry of crucial economic data and central bank monetary policy meetings this...

[TOKYO] Japan's retail sales climbed more than expected in June due to increased spending on fuel, appliances and cosmetics, in a positive sign that households are growing more confident in the...

[TOKYO] For all the speculation over possible Bank of Japan (BOJ) policy tweaks next week, the most important change for global bond markets may already be underway.