Bloomberg News

Bank of Japan February Policy Survey

February 12, 2013

All 20 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News predict no extra easing at the next policy meeting on Feb. 13-14.

  Economist             Firm                             Expectation  
Francesca Panelli     Banca Aletti & C SpA               No Easing    
Chotaro Morita        Barclays Capital                   No Easing    
Ryutaro Kono          BNP Paribas                        No Easing    
Hiromichi Shirakawa   Credit Suisse                      No Easing    
Hideo Kumano          Dai-Ichi-Life                      No Easing    
Maiko Noguchi         Daiwa Securities                   No Easing    
Izumi Devalier        HSBC                               No Easing    
Yoshimasa Maruyama    Itochu Corp.                       No Easing    
Hideki Matsumura      Japan Research Institute           No Easing    
Masaaki Kanno         JPMorgan Securities                No Easing    
Yasunari Ueno         Mizuho Securities                  No Easing    
Yasuhide Yajima       NLI Research                       No Easing    
Naka Matsuzawa        Nomura Securities                  No Easing    
Takeshi Minami        Norinchukin Research Institute     No Easing    
Junko Nishioka        RBS Securities                     No Easing    
Akio Makabe           Shinshu University                 No Easing    
Mari Iwashita         SMBC Nikko Securities              No Easing    
Akiyoshi Takumori     Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management   No Easing    
Izuru Kato            The Totan Research                 No Easing    
Kazuhiko Sano         Tokai Tokyo Securities             No Easing    

To contact the reporters on this story: Masahiro Hidaka in Tokyo at; Isaac Aquino in Tokyo at; Toru Fujioka in Tokyo at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Paul Panckhurst at

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