BOJ Minutes - Current policy not enough to achieve 2% inflation target


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The minutes of the recent Bank of Japan (BOJ) policy meeting released today showed-

  • One member argued that monetary easing effects gained from the current yield curve were not enough for 2 percent inflation to be achieved around fiscal 2019, demand increases needed.
  • One suggested YCC does not rule possibility of negative 10-year yield.
  • From the viewpoint of generating such an increase in demand, it was questionable whether the current yield curve in real terms was sufficiently accommodative relative to the natural yield curve.
  • Members agreed that the economy was expanding moderately, with a virtuous cycle from income to spending operating.
  • Since there remained an excess supply capacity in the labor market, upward pressure on wages was likely to be limited for the time being.
  • Momentum towards price goal being maintained said most members.
  • BoJ could change policy if JPY appreciation were to impact economy.

 

 

 

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