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BoJ maintains stimulus as inflation forecasts cut

The Bank of Japan cut its inflation forecasts on Wednesday and warned of rising risks to the economy from faltering global demand, further pushing back policymakers’ years-long efforts to foster durable growth.

As widely expected, the BOJ retained its ultra-easy monetary settings at its policy review, leaving Japan some way off from exiting a sweeping stimulus program begun in 2013.

The central bank also maintained its view that Japan’s economy, the world’s third largest, will continue to expand at a modest pace. Yet the rising pressure on global growth from a trade war between the United States and China – Japan’s biggest trading partners – has many analysts wary about the outlook.

Reuters [1]

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Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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