To Decode Bank of Japan’s Signals, Analysts Turn to Artificial Intelligence

ENLARGE Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda posing for a photograph after an interview in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 22. Japan’s central bank is due to announce its monetary-policy decision Friday. Photo: Bloomberg News By Megumi Fujikawa Megumi Fujikawa The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @megumifujikawa megumi.fujikawa@wsj.com Jan. 28, 2016 12:05 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS TOKYO—Investors have spent a lot of time analyzing Bank of Japan 8301 1.83 % statements for clues to its monetary-policy decision Friday. Two firms in Tokyo say they also have computers on the job. Nomura Securities Co. and Credit Suisse CS -0.40 % Securities said recently they have artificial intelligence crunching the text of BOJ economic assessments to supplement their human employees’ judgment regarding possible policy shifts. The two firms have joined data analysts—including social…


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