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Market fails to break out of losing streak

STI down for the 5th day in a row in the face of a triple whammy brought by BOJ's unexpected move and falls in oil, Dow futures

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THE US Federal Reserve lived up to expectations when it kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but the Bank of Japan (BOJ) didn't when it held off on expanding its monetary stimulus on Thursday, a surprise development that sent the Nikkei 225 diving 3.6 per cent.

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