The probability of the Bank of Japan (BOJ) easing further has increased after its July policy meeting, according to 21 of 38 economists in the Aug. 2-13 poll by Reuters.
Last month, the BOJ said it would ease policy “without hesitation” if external risks derail the progress toward the 2% price objective.
Key points (source: Reuters)
12 economists predicted that further easing would happen as early as September and ten forecast October.
Fourteen economists forecast the BOJ would allow for greater fluctuation in the 10-year Japanese government bond yield.
Three economists predicted the central bank would further lower its negative interest rates.
25 of 37 economists predicted a level below 100 yen to the dollar will cause the BOJ to ease further.