BOJ’s Ueda: Told G20 that Japan will keep monetary policy ultra-loose
WASHINGTON – Bank of Japan Governor Kazuo Ueda said on Thursday he told his G20 counterparts the central bank would likely keep monetary policy ultra-loose to stably and sustainably achieve its 2- percent inflation target.
“Core consumer inflation, which is now around 3 percent, is likely to slow below 2 percent towards the latter half of this fiscal year,” Ueda told a news conference after attending the G20 finance leaders’ gathering in Washington.
Ueda also said the global economy is likely to recover after a period of slowdown, and help keep Japan’s wages on an uptrend.
“The BOJ’s forecasts already takes into account the chance of a global economic slowdown. But they don’t see a severe global recession as a baseline projection,” he said.