As expected, the BOJ keeps interest rates at 0%-0.1%, and leaves its asset-buying fund unchanged...

|By:, SA News Editor

As expected, the BOJ keeps interest rates at 0%-0.1%, and leaves its asset-buying fund unchanged at ¥20T ($260B) . However, the BOJ cut its economic assessment, saying that activity has continued picking up but at a more moderate pace, while the global slowdown, the strong yen and Thai flooding will hurt Japan. (PR .pdf)