Haruhiko Kuroda - nominated to be next BOJ governor - ratchets up expectations for the central...

|By:, SA News Editor

Haruhiko Kuroda - nominated to be next BOJ governor - ratchets up expectations for the central bank's first meeting under his leadership (April 3-4), telling parliament he will do whatever it takes to end deflation. Adding a bit of humor to his confirmation hearing, he says the BOJ's easing isn't aimed at weakening the yen. Dollar/yen -0.1% at ¥93.43. The NIkkei +0.7%.