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Bank of Japan launches
easing campaign

Wall Street Journal, by Takashi Nakamichi and Tatsuo Ito

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Posted By:pineledger, 4/4/2013 8:54:41 AM

Tokyo—The Bank of Japan [8301.JA +4.83%] is pulling out all the stops to get the economy out of deflation, its new governor said, after the central bank rolled out aggressive easing measures that surprised markets, pushing bond yields to an all-time low and boosting share prices. At his inaugural policy board meeting Thursday, Haruhiko Kuroda convinced the nine-member panel to agree to a major expansion of government bond purchases, including buying longer-term debt, which is designed to drive down longer-term rates. The BOJ also broke free from some self-imposed limits that the previous leadership under Masaaki Shirakawa adhered to.

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The Nikkei is up 2.2% while the rest of the Asian markets are down.

Maybe it´s the news that Caroline Kennedy´s going to be our ambassador that´s driving this money policy. /s

      

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