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BoJ’s quantitative easing

Japanese monetary policy under Abenomics has dramatically changed direction with the Bank of Japan’s new governor Haruhiko Kuroda launching a programme of aggressive easing to rid the economy of the deflation that has dogged it for almost two decades

BoJ holds steady as sentiment improves

Central bank cites improving business mood for decision

Comment and analysis

Monetary stimulus is main offsetting strategy for consumption tax rise
– Peter Task
Japan’s prime minister must tackle many adversaries before his quest is complete
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