Bank of Japan’s Haruhiko Kuroda Leaves Artificial Intelligence in the Dark

ENLARGE Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda, here at a news conference after the BOJ cut a benchmark interest below zero on Jan. 29, succeeded in keeping economists, investors and a pair of artificial-intelligence programs in the dark about his plans. Photo: yuya shino/Reuters By Megumi Fujikawa Megumi Fujikawa The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @megumifujikawa megumi.fujikawa@wsj.com Feb. 2, 2016 7:11 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS TOKYO—Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda stunned economists and investors last week when he set negative interest rates for the first time. He also stumped a pair of artificial-intelligence programs. Nomura Securities Co. and Credit Suisse Securities last year created AI programs to analyze BOJ statements for clues to possible shifts in monetary policy. Related Negative Rates Worsen Headache for Cash-Rich Japanese Banks Big Bets…


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