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  Toshihiko Fukui - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fukui has also held many former roles at the BOJ beginning in 1958.
Fukui is generally viewed as a conservative candidate who would be expected to maintain monetary policy more or less in line with those of the former BOJ Governor, Masaru Hayami.
Fukui is a savvy politician who knows that it is unwise to rule out any options.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Toshihiko_Fukui   (240 words)

  
 Japan data point to growth - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui said on Thursday the BOJ would need to make sure deflation was well and truly beaten before scrapping its ultra-easy monetary policy, and he appeared to leave the door open to leaving rates at zero even once the policy was abandoned.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui said on Thursday the BOJ would need to make sure deflation was well and truly beaten before scrapping its ultra-easy monetary policy, and he appeared to leave the door open to leaving rates at zero even once the policy was abandoned.
Fukui was speaking after the central bank upgraded its assessment of the economy for the third straight month and as bank lending and machinery orders data added to evidence that Japan's economy was on a recovery track.
boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2005/09/08/boj_maintains_policy   (852 words)

  
 CNN.com - Fukui tipped as new BOJ governor - Feb. 23, 2003
Fukui is regarded as a conservative candidate for the BOJ governorship
Fukui, now head of Fujitsu Research Institute, is considered a conservative candidate to replace current governor Masaru Hayami, whose five-year term ends on March 19.
Fukui has said Japan's three years of deflation is a result of structural problems and not just a monetary phenomenon and that the government should change the way it spends to fix it.
cnn.com /2003/BUSINESS/asia/02/23/japan.boj.reut   (623 words)

  
 Global Insight // Perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Fukui worked at the BOJ for 40 years and rose to become deputy governor.
He resigned in 1998 in a symbolic gesture to accept responsibility for a bribery scandal at the BOJ (symbolic because Fukui was not involved in the scandal).
Fukui has voiced his opposition to inflation targeting—rapidly expanding the money supply until prices start to rise—and has stressed the need for structural reforms, such as clearing out bad loans from the financial system.
www.globalinsight.com /Perspective/PerspectiveDetail305.htm   (326 words)

  
 Steve Quayle News Alerts
Fukui said more than 50 countries link their currencies to the euro, while the proportion of foreign exchange reserves held in euros has risen to 20 pct, and nearly a third of the cross-border-issued bonds are now denominated in euros.
Fukui seemed to welcome the growing prominence of the euro by referring to the dangers associated with allowing any single currency to dominate global commerce.
Fukui said there is encouraging evidence that that is already happening, beyond merely the tremendous increase in inter-Asian trade.
www.stevequayle.com /News.alert/04_Money/041112.USD.rival.html   (641 words)

  
 CNN.com - Japan taps Fukui as new BOJ chief - Feb. 24, 2003
Japan on Monday tapped conservative candidate Toshihiko Fukui as the new governor of the Bank of Japan.
The choice of Fukui, a career central banker, as the new BOJ chief is likely to disappoint those looking for drastic change from the central bank.
Fukui, 67, spent 40 years at the BOJ but resigned in 1998 with then-Governor Yasuo Matsushita to take responsibility over a scandal over leaked information.
edition.cnn.com /2003/BUSINESS/asia/02/24/japan.bojgov   (719 words)

  
 End to Japan's loose monetary policy nearing: BoJ governor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Fukui said that the chances are growing that the central bank will end its super-stimulative monetary policy early next year.
Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui said that the chances are growing that the central bank will end its super-stimulative monetary policy early next year.
Fukui later told a news conference that he was not ruling out a move before the fiscal year 2006 begins.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=72503   (510 words)

  
 JAPAN: NEW TEAM AT BOJ SET TO END POLICY ‘COLD WAR’ WITH GOVERNMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Toshihiko Fukui, incoming governor of the Bank of Japan, speaking during a meeting of a parliamentary financial committee.
The incoming BoJ governor, Toshihiko Fukui, 67, who had a meeting with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi after his nomination was approved by the Diet (lower house of Parliament), has declared himself ready to maintain a regular dialogue with the government, while insisting that it should respect the central bank’s independence.
Iwata, an enthusiastic advocate of the adoption by the BoJ of an inflation target, an approach rejected by Fukui, is a close aid of Financial Services Minister Heizo Takenaka and is a member of Koizumi’s own team of economic advisors.
www.mmorning.com /article.asp?Article=5136&CategoryID=7   (640 words)

  
 AsiaFinest Discussion Forum -> Japan's Deflation May End In March Next Year
Fukui said Japanese firms still needed more efforts to reduce excessive workforce and cut debts, while it takes more time for Japanese financial institutions to clean up their bad loans.
Fukui said uncertainties in Iraq and signs of increase in long-term interest rates were among factors to put cold water over the Japanese economy.
Fukui also said the central bank would closely watch how the Chinese government handled its overheating economy.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=7007   (739 words)

  
 ABC 7 News - Bank of Japan: Economy on Gradual Recovery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's economy is on the road to a sustainable recovery, though rising oil prices remain a risk to global growth, Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui said Thursday."Japan's economy will continue a gradual but prolonged recovery," Fukui said at a quarterly meeting of the central bank's branch managers in Tokyo.
Japan's economy is pulling out of 15 years of stagnation, supported by stronger consumer spending, higher corporate profits, lower unemployment, a recovery in land prices and a decline in banking bad debts.
Fukui reiterated Thursday that the central bank will stick with its ultra-loose monetary policy until deflation, or downward spiraling prices, has come to an end.
www.wjla.com /news/stories/1005/270299.html   (398 words)

  
 The Japan Times Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
But now the long economic slump is waning, many BOJ watchers, keying in on recent hints from BOJ Policy Board members, are predicting the stance may end earlier than initially expected.
BOJ Gov. Toshihiko Fukui has repeatedly said the central bank will keep its current policy until consumer prices rise in a sustained manner and there is a consensus among board members that the economy will not slip back into deflation.
Fukui declined to comment on further specifics with regard to how the central bank will exit from the quantitative monetary policy.
www.japantimes.co.jp /cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nb20051101a1.htm   (656 words)

  
 CNN.com - Tokyo cautious ahead of BOJ decision - Feb. 23, 2003
Tokyo stocks have edged up cautiously at the open on Monday despite a Yomiuri daily report that final talks are under way to appoint conservative candidate Toshihiko Fukui as the next Bank of Japan governor.
Fukui, now head of Fujitsu Research Institute, is considered unlikely to depart from the policies of current governor Masaru Hayami, whose five-year term ends on March 19.
The Nikkei average was up 0.36 percent at 8544.22 in early trading while the the broader TOPIX index edged up 0.20 percent to 841.78.
cnn.com /2003/BUSINESS/asia/02/23/monmarkets.asiaopen   (415 words)

  
 Kyodo World News Service: G7 Fukui (News Focus) 4 13 0635 FOCUS: Fukui makes quiet debut@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
WASHINGTON, April 12 (Kyodo) _ By: Naoko Aoki The war in Iraq may have been a mixed blessing for Japan's new central bank governor Toshihiko Fukui.
With finance leaders of the Group of Seven (G-7) economic powers focused in their two-day meeting on Iraq's postwar future, Fukui failed to make a splash at his first international appearance as Bank of Japan (BOJ) governor.
The central banker, at least publicly, was able to avoid pressure for further monetary steps to fight deflation.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:73229831&...   (233 words)

  
 Forex - Yen rises after BoJ's Fukui comments; Dollar steady - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
LONDON (AFX) - The yen was higher against major currencies after comments from Bank of Japan governor Toshihiko Fukui raised hopes of an end to Japan's ultra-loose monetary policy.
Fukui said he will not rule out ending the central bank's 'quantitative easing' monetary policy before the 2006 financial year.
Japan's current monetary policy focuses on flooding the financial markets with short term money, rather than tweaking interest rates, in a bid to end years of deflation.
www.forbes.com /afxnewslimited/feeds/afx/2005/09/29/afx2251291.html   (612 words)

  
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March 19 (Bloomberg) -- Since Toshihiko Fukui became Bank of Japan governor a year ago, the Nikkei 225 Stock Average has surged 42 percent from a two-...
March 19 (Bloomberg) -- Since Toshihiko Fukui became Bank of Japan governor a year ago, the Nikkei 2...
archive.wn.com /2004/03/19/1400/banking   (868 words)

  
 Kyodo World News Service: 4th Lead Fukui Diet 3 18 0702 4TH LD: Fukui vows to allay Iraq fears@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Kyodo World News Service: 4th Lead Fukui Diet 3 18 0702 4TH LD: Fukui vows to allay Iraq fears@ HighBeam Research
Toshihiko Fukui, designated the next governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ), said Tuesday the central bank will do its utmost to fight deflation and deter any disruptions in markets following an expected war on Iraq.
"I will devote myself to cushioning any shocks from the war," Fukui said, suggesting the BOJ is ready to inject an ample amount of funds into the banking system if markets are thrown into confusion following the start of a war.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:72636965&...   (238 words)

  
 Bank of Japan: Economy on Gradual Recovery - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Japan's economy is on the road to a sustainable recovery, though rising oil prices remain a risk to global growth, Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui said Thursday.
"Japan's economy will continue a gradual but prolonged recovery," Fukui said at a quarterly meeting of the central bank's branch managers in Tokyo.
He predicted prices could tick higher by year's end.
www.forbes.com /work/feeds/ap/2005/10/20/ap2288066.html   (506 words)

  
 Fukui News - Headlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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Kyodo News The auditorium was filled to capacity with about 1,000 students listening in earnest to a lecture given by Bank of Japan Gov. Toshihiko Fukui on the state of the global and Japanese economies.
www.local-news.net /go/136.2/36.07   (288 words)

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