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Thursday, Feb 14
As expected, the Bank of Japan maintains the size of its asset purchase program at ¥101T...
As expected, the Bank of Japan maintains the size of its asset purchase program at ¥101T ($1T) by the end of the year and its benchmark interest rate at 0.0%-0.1%. Rejects proposal to make a pledge to maintain rates at around zero until it nears its 2% inflation target. Says economy "appears to have stopped weakening," which is an improvement on wording last month that the economy was relatively weak. (See GDP)