Japan : BOJ eases policy, expands ETF buying
Fri Jul 29 2016
Austin Collins (257 articles)

Japan : BOJ eases policy, expands ETF buying

TOKYO : The Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on Friday through a modest increase in purchases of exchange-rated funds, yielding to pressure from the government and financial markets for bolder action to spur growth and accelerate inflation towards its 2 percent target.

But the central bank maintained its base money target at 80 trillion yen ($ 775 billion) as well as the pace of purchases for other assets including Japanese government bonds.

It also left unchanged the 0.1 percent interest it charges to a portion of excess reserves financial institutions park with the central bank. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will hold a news conference at 3:30 p.m. (0630 GMT). ($ 1 = 103.1500 yen) (Reporting by Leika Kihara, Stanley White, Tetsushi Kajimoto and Minami Funakoshi; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim and Edmund Klamann)

Austin Collins

Austin Collins

Austin Collins is our Europe, Asia, & Middle East Correspondent. He covers news related to Stock Market. In past he has worked for many prestigious news & media organizations. He is based in Dubai

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