THE BANK OF JAPAN - the best personalized free web-based Email en en THE BANK OF JAPAN Trump's views don't always align with what's said in Japan Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump had a head start building rapport at a previous meeting, and hope to build on it in Washington on Friday. But Trump's words and views don't always align with what's said in Japan: TRADE — "Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja, Mexico, to b... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:23:00 GMT 2017-02-09T12:23:00Z Japan spokesman: Trump criticism of currency policy off base TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials rejected the assertion by President Donald Trump that Tokyo is using its monetary policies to weaken the yen against the U.S. dollar to gain a trade advantage. Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday that Trump's comments, made in a meeting with executives of pharmaceutical companies, "completely misses the mark." ... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 03:58:00 GMT 2017-02-01T03:58:00Z Markets eke out gains despite risk concerns over attacks LONDON (AP) — European stock markets eked out some modest gains Tuesday though the truck attack in Germany that killed at least 12 people and the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey kept investor appetite for risk in check. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.3 percent at 7,040 while Germany's DAX rose 0.3 percent to 11,455. The CAC-4... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:05:00 GMT 2016-12-20T14:05:00Z Asian stocks mixed as attacks in Germany, Turkey hike risks SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Tuesday despite modest overnight gains on Wall Street as attacks in Germany and Turkey kept investors' appetite for risk in check. The Bank of Japan kept its policy unchanged as expected. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 advanced 0.5 percent to 19,494.53 while South Korea's Kospi added 0.2 percent to 2,0... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:13:00 GMT 2016-12-20T07:13:00Z Asian shares slip as US-China drone row drags on sentiment HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock benchmarks lost ground Monday as investors fretted over the potential political and economic fallout from China's capture of a U.S. underwater glider. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.1 percent to 19,391.60 while South Korea's Kospi edged 0.1 percent lower to 2,039.97. Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.7 percent to 21,8... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 06:34:00 GMT 2016-12-19T06:34:00Z Japan downgrades growth estimate for July-Sept to 1.3 pct TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy grew at a slower pace than earlier estimated in the July to September quarter, expanding at an annual pace of 1.3 percent. The figure released Thursday downgraded a preliminary estimate of 2.2 percent annual growth in the last quarter. Quarterly growth was 0.3 percent, down from the earlier reported 0.5 percent. ... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:20:00 GMT 2016-12-08T02:20:00Z