BOJ upgrades view on consumption, rules out early exit from stimulus

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BoJ holds, but more upbeat on outlook

The Bank of Japan keeps monetary policy steady and upgrades its assessment of consumption and overseas growth, signalling confidence that an export-driven recovery is gaining momentum. David Pollard reports. The long march back to recovery .... For Japan ... ( read original story ...)

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Advertisment Most Asian bourses closed cautiously higher on Friday after the Bank of Japan kept its policy unchanged and following the declines in tech stocks stateside. The Nikkei 225 recovered 111.44 points, or 0.6%, to 19,943.26 The Hang Seng Index ... ( read original story ...)

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