BOJ Shirakawa: current framework is appropriate

Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said on Thursday that the central bank’s current framework for price stability was the most appropriate.

He added that trying to guide short-term price moves towards an inflation target may have a negative effect in achieving the central bank’s ultimate goal of sustained economic growth.

Shirakawa was speaking at a news conference after the BOJ kept interest rates unchanged at 0.1 percent and held off on new policy initiatives on Thursday as widely expected.


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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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