BOJ Sakurai says will patiently continue with powerful monetary easing

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: Central Banks

Bank of Japan monetary policy board member

  • will watch out for impact of global slowdown on Japan's economy, balance of effect and side effects, in guiding policy
  • BOJ must bold action when a crisis that could disrupt financial system hits economy 
  • If overseas slow down driven by trade tensions is moderate and the speed at which it huts Japan's economy is slow, the BOJ can examine economic indicators in deciding policy 

  • scale of negative impact on Japan's economy from overseas slowdown, pace in which the impact spread are important in deciding if policy response needed
  • there is increasing need for BOJ to be mindful of demerits of low rate policy, such as impact on banking system
  • relationship between monetary policy and inflation is becoming more complex
  • improvement in labour productivity weighing on inflation
  • if Japan's potential growth rises ahead, that will increase effect of BOJ's current stimulus programme
  • role of monetary policy is to achieve healthy macro
  • Japan's economy has become more resilient to fluctuations in external demand, in part due to BOJ's powerful monetary easing
  • Japan's economy has smoothly adapted to structural changes thanks to a mix of fiscal, monetary policies
  • important to respond appropriately to slowdown in global growth, patiently wait for pickup in global economy that would help sustain positive output gap in japan
  • Japan's exports, output remaining weak, while domestic demand continues to expand moderately
  • cannot expect quick recovery in exports, though possible for domestic demand to sustain moderate growth cannot expect quick recovery in exports, though possible for domestic demand to sustain moderate growth

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