Bank of Japan's surprise easing could kick-start economy, but clouds loom

The BOJ makes a surprise move. © Kyodo

TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan provided a jolt to the market Friday with a surprise easing move that could spur the economy, but it also carries the risk of negative side effects. The rise in Japan's consumer prices has been sluggish despite the bank's goal of achieving 2% inflation in fiscal 2015. ...