What time is the BOJ announcement expected today? Here's the guide.

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: Central Banks

For those waiting on the Bank of Japan statement here is what time to set your alarm ... well, best guess anyway  

There is no set time for the BOJ announcement and statement
  • Its likely in the 0230-0330 GMT time window (see below for why this a reasonable estimate)
  • The later the announcement, the more likely there is some material change to bank policy or guidance. So, if the clock ticks past 0315GMT, the likelihood of change increases. No material change is the expected for today
  • Governor Kuroda will give a press conference after the announcement, and for that we do have a scheduled time, at 0630 GMT   
  • Kuroda speaks again later, at 0855GMT

For those waiting on the Bank of Japan statement here is what time to set your alarm ... well, best guess anyway  

2017

31 January 2017 1156AM Tokyo time, 0256GMT (maintains policy steady)

16 March 2017 1154am Tokyo time, 0254GMT (maintains policy steady)

27 April 2017 1214pm Tokyo time, 0314GMT (maintains policy steady, upgraded economic outlook, pushes out inflation forecasts)

16 June 2017 1154am, 0254GMT (maintains policy steady, maintains economic outlook ... boosts its outlook for private consumption)

20 July 2017 1210 Tokyo time 0310GMT (maintains policy steady, upgraded economic outlook, pushes out inflation forecasts)

21 September 2017 0315GMT (maintains policy steady, upgraded assessment on public investment)

31 October 2017 0304 GMT (maintains policy steady ... noob on the Board Kataoka wants more easing!)

21 December 2017 0245 GMT (maintains policy steady ... noob on the Board Kataoka wants more easing ... again. BOJ kept economic assessment unchanged)

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2018

23 January 2018 0314 GMT - monetary policy held steady

9 March 2018 0245GMT

27 April 2018 0302GMT - policy held steady, removes phrase on expected timing for hitting price goal

15 June 2018 0241GMT - policy held steady, downgrades its assessment of CPI

31 July 2018 0403GMT - policy tweaks

19 September 0247GMT - - monetary policy held steady

31 October (I do not have a note of the time the statement was released for this one)

20 December 2018 0252 GMT - no changes to policy

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2019

23 January 2019 0259GMT - no change to policy but revisions to forecasts

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