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BOJ chief says Tokyo ready to ease further, despite controversy

Govt, central bank pulling out the stops to meet growth and inflation targets with House election pending: analysts

Tokyo

A DEFIANT Bank of Japan (BOJ) governor Haruhiko Kuroda insisted on Wednesday that the central bank will not hesitate to ease monetary policy even further if needed, even though it is already imposing negative interest rates on some deposits that commercial banks hold with it.

He said, in one of his now-almost-daily appearances in parliament to answer questions on the BOJ's controversial policies: "We will continue to carefully watch market developments and not hesitate to take action if market...

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