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BoJ maintains stimulus as low inflation persists

It hasn't altered its policy framework since September 2016, when it implemented its yield-curve control programme, setting an interest rate of -0.1% on some bank reserves


THE Bank of Japan (BoJ) left policy settings unchanged in the final meeting of 2017, retaining its unprecedented monetary stimulus as it waits for a pickup in stubbornly low inflation.

With Japan's economy continuing to grow at a healthy pace, and inflation at least moving in...

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