Members of the Bank of Japan’s financial policy meeting said that Japan’s financial growth is continuing at an appropriate pace, minutes from the bank’s meeting on July 30 and 31 exposed on Tuesday.
At the meeting, the central bank maintained its massive monetary stimulus as anticipated, consisting of the -0.1 percent rates of interest on bank accounts that financial institutions preserve at the bank.
“The staff explained that one choice would be to indicate that the Bank planned to maintain the current very low levels of short- and long-term rate of interest for an extended period of time, taking into consideration uncertainties relating to economic activity and prices,” the minutes said.
The bank will continue to purchase government bonds so that the yield on the 10-year Japanese government bonds remains at around no percent.
The BoJ is set to perform purchases of Japanese government bonds in a flexible manner so that the outstanding quantity will increase at an annual speed of about JPY 80 trillion.
Annual inflation is expected to gradually continue increasing towards the target goal of 2 percent, the minutes stated. The inflation outlook was reduced, while preserving development forecasts.
The inflation projection for financial 2018 was cut to 1.1 percent from 1.3 percent. The projection for financial 2019 was decreased to 1.5 percent from 1.8 percent and that for 2020 to 1.6 percent from 1.8 percent.
“With regard to the outlook, the year-on-year rate of change in the CPI (all products less fresh food) was likely to increase slowly toward 2 percent, generally on the back of a rise in medium- to long-term inflation expectations with the output space remaining favorable,” the minutes stated.
At the exact same time, the bank maintained its growth forecast for both financial 2019 and fiscal 2020 at 0.8 percent.
Abroad economies are usually seeing continued development, the minutes stated, although global financial markets are periodically seeing periods of instability.
“The Bank will take a look at the dangers considered most appropriate to the conduct of financial policy and make policy changes as suitable,” the minutes stated.
Also on Tuesday, the central bank said that manufacturer costs in Japan were up 1.3 percent on year in August – surpassing expectations for an increase of 1.1 percent, which would have been unchanged from the July reading.
On a month-to-month basis, producer prices were unchanged after increasing 0.1 percent in the previous month.
Among the private parts, costs were up for marketing services, information and communications and realty.
Rates were down for architectural services and hotels.
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