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BOJ warns of protracted battle with pandemic, keeps policy steady

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Governor Haruhiko Kuroda: "If the need for our support diminishes, we can ponder an exit. But we are ready to keep these supports in place for quite a long time."

Tokyo

JAPAN'S central bank is bracing for a protracted battle against the coronavirus pandemic as a second wave of infections cannot be ruled out, governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday, signalling its readiness to top up monetary support.

The Bank of Japan stuck to its view that...

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