7 of 20 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News expect the BOJ to expand quantitative and qualitative monetary easing (QQME) later this year.
=============================================================================== Extra Timing of Economist Firm Stimulus QQME Exit =============================================================================== Ryutaro Kono BNP Paribas SA Yes N/A Kiichi Murashima Citigroup Inc No 2017 or later Hiromichi Shirakawa Credit Suisse Group AG Yes 2H 2015 or later Hideo Kumano Dai-Ichi Life Research No N/A Mitsumaru Kumagai Daiwa Institute of Research Yes FY2016 or later Maiko Noguchi Daiwa Securities No N/A Izumi Devalier HSBC Holdings PLC Yes 2016 or later Yoshimasa Maruyama Itochu Corporation No FY2016 or later Masaaki Kanno JPMorgan Chase & Co No 2018~2023 Jun Ishii Mitsubishi UFJ MS Sec. No FY2016 or later Yuji Shimanaka Mitsubishi UFJ MS Sec. BCR No 2H FY2015 or later =============================================================================== Extra Timing of Economist Firm Stimulus QQME Exit =============================================================================== Hajime Takata Mizuho Research Institute Yes 2016 or later Yasunari Ueno Mizuho Securities No N/A Yasuhide Yajima NLI Research Institute Yes* N/A Naka Matsuzawa Nomura Securities No 1Q 2016 Takeshi Minami Norinchukin Research No FY2016 or later Akio Makabe Shinshu University No 2016 or later Mari Iwashita SMBC Nikko Securities No FY2016 or later Izuru Kato The Totan Research Yes N/A Kazuhiko Sano Tokai Tokyo Securities No N/A ===============================================================================
NOTE 1: 2H = 2nd half of the year NOTE 2: 2Q = 2nd quarter of the year NOTE 3: FY = Fiscal year in Japan starts in April and ends in March * Yajima forecasts extension of period of fixed-rate funding operations to longer than 1 year
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