Osaka Financial Reports Reveals BoJ Maintains Record Stimulus

Top Quote Osaka Financial has reported that the Bank of Japan maintained its QE program and said its 2% inflation target could be achieved by September 2016. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 09, 2015 - Osaka Financial reports reveals that the Bank of Japan's huge quantitative easing program is capable of driving inflation in the country to its 2% target according to Haruhiko Kuroda, the central bank's governor.

    Mr Kuroda also said that a slowdown in Japan's economy was unlikely to continue beyond the end of July and suggested that inflation could gain momentum in the fall. He maintained his view that the Bank's inflation target could be reached by September next year and implied that the Bank stood ready to expand its highly controversial quantitative easing program should the need arise.

    "We're not as assured as Mr Kuroda that inflation will reach target in the timeframe he specified," said Kimi Inoue, Asia-Pacific markets senior analyst at Osaka Financial.

    "Consumer spending remains sluggish, exports are weak and the pickup in wage growth and the labor market simply aren't enough to contribute anything more than 0.2-0.3% to the inflation numbers. For that reason, we think the BoJ will need to add more QE sooner than expected," Inoue added.

    Osaka Financial says, however, that the prospect of further stimulus is particularly bullish for equities and recommends clients remain invested despite what it calls "sympathy corrections" with Chinese mainland stock indices, which have been battered, in recent weeks after hitting all-time highs in mid-June.

    The BoJ has committed to increasing the money supply at a rate of 80 trillion each year until its inflation target is hit but Osaka Financial believes the policy is almost certainly storing up trouble for the currency in the years ahead particularly as Japan is the world's most indebted nation.

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