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BOJ Members Warn of Global Slowdown, Urge Stimulus Stay in Place

Outside the Bank of Japan (BOJ) headquarters in Tokyo.

Outside the Bank of Japan (BOJ) headquarters in Tokyo.

Photographer: Toru Hanai/Bloomberg

Bank of Japan board members warned of global headwinds to the economy as counterparts abroad rush to tighten policy to bring inflation back under control, a summary of opinions at its July policy meeting showed. 

“Amid monetary tightening in Europe and the United States, it is necessary to pay attention to risks that could affect Japan’s economy, including that of the U.S. economy falling into recession,” one of nine BOJ board members said at the July 20-21 policy meeting.