January 24, 2013
Money markets are already disenchanted with the open-ended easing money policy implemented by the Bank of Japan on Jan. 22 as signs emerged that the amount of cash funneled...
November 15, 2012
Japan’s six major banking groups were all in the black in the first half of fiscal 2012, and three of them posted higher net profits.
October 26, 2012
If a special provisions bill to issue deficit-covering bonds fails to pass the Diet, the central government’s plan to issue bonds would likely come to an abrupt halt in...
August 18, 2012
The Cabinet has decided on a set of guidelines for budgetary requests for fiscal 2013, starting the process of formulating the spending plan for the year that begins next April.
August 15, 2012
The Bank of Japan's soaring government bond holdings, a result of its monetary easing to prop up the economy, have given rise to concern that the central bank's purchases might ...
June 08, 2012
Sumo grand champion Hakuho, who is featured in advertisements for government bonds to fund reconstruction in the disaster-stricken Tohoku region, met Finance Minister Jun Azumi ...
June 02, 2012
An illustration by a 9-year-old boy from Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, has been chosen among six winners of a competition to design coins to commemorate reconstruction...
May 11, 2012
Japan's national debt hit 960 trillion yen ($12 trillion), a record, at the end of fiscal 2011, the Finance Ministry said on May 10.
May 03, 2012
MANILA--China, Japan and South Korea agreed on May 3 to boost cross-investment in government bond markets, worth nearly a combined $15 trillion, in a move that will better...
April 28, 2012
Caught in the crossfire from both sides in the battle over tax hikes, the Bank of Japan succumbed to political pressure in announcing its latest monetary easing measures.
April 09, 2012
A growing number of economists and financial experts are now warning that Japan is headed toward a fiscal catastrophe. Their apocalyptic warnings, which might have been seen as ...
March 14, 2012
BEIJING--China, in a move to heighten trust in its strengthening currency, gave the go-ahead for Japan on March 13 to purchase up to $10.3 billion (855 billion yen) of its...
February 29, 2012
The Finance Ministry is offering commemorative coins bearing iconic images of endurance from the Great East Japan Earthquake to encourage holders of government bonds to hang on ...
February 02, 2012
The nation’s largest bank has drawn up a contingency plan to deal with a hypothetical plunge in Japanese government bond prices.
January 31, 2012
Japan will have to issue new government bonds worth 45.4 trillion yen ($592 billion) in fiscal 2015, even if the consumption tax rate is raised to 10 percent, government...
January 25, 2012
The national debt, including government bonds and borrowing, will reach 985.3586 trillion yen ($12.8 trillion) by the end of fiscal 2011 in March.
December 03, 2011
The Finance Ministry will begin issuing reconstruction bonds for individual investors on Dec. 5 that can be purchased over the counter or on websites of banks and securities...
August 09, 2011
With the historic downgrading of America's credit rating, some experts were quick to predict a flood of sell orders for Japanese government bonds.
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