Thursday, September 10, 2015

Japan's economic growth to turn positive this quarter – BOJ’s Kuroda

FXStreet (Mumbai) - Addressing lawmakers in the Japanese parliament, Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda acknowledged that recent economic data didn't show any convincing picture of a recovery, albeit he argued that conditions were improving for inflation to head toward his 2% target.

His comments come a week before the BOJ monetary policy decision.

Key Quotes:

"It's unavoidable for our inflation forecasts to fluctuate depending on oil price developments."

"There has been various data coming out lately, which has shown a somewhat patchy picture of the economy,"

"There's a good chance, however, that Japan's economic growth will turn positive in July-September."

"We're not considering cutting or abandoning the 0.1% interest the BOJ pays on excess reserves financial institutions park with the central bank."
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