EghtesadOnline: Asia's largest economies posted strong factory activity in October, though poor showings in Korea and Southeast Asia and a weaker inflation outlook from the Bank of Japan kept market reaction muted.
EghtesadOnline: The Bank of Japan is likely to hold off on expanding stimulus next week despite an expected downgrade in its price forecast that may show Governor Haruhiko Kuroda won't see inflation hit his 2 percent target before his tenure ends in 2018.
EghtesadOnline: The Bank of Japan is likely to slightly cut next fiscal year's inflation forecast in a quarterly review, sources familiar with its thinking say, but the central bank isn't expected to ease in the near term after having revamped its policy framework only last month.
EghtesadOnline: The yen recovered from lows on Wednesday, with investors skeptical about whether the Bank of Japan latest measures will be enough to generate inflation, with many also cautious about the dollar before the Federal Reserve's policy announcement.
EghtesadOnline: The Bank of Japan overhauled its monetary policy framework on Wednesday, switching to targeting interest rates and sidelining more than three years of massive money printing that did little to jolt the economy out of a decades-long funk.