BOJ's Sept. Monetary Policy Mtg Minutes

The Bank of Japan released the minutes from its 8 and 9 September Monetary Policy meeting on 18 October. The minutes showed that the bank was not greatly worried by a slowdown in export and industrial output growth, seeing it as due to temporary factors in the information technology sector.

That decline and slow export growth were due to slowing economic growth abroad, and Japanese companies were "starting to restrain their production before inventories became significantly excessive," accordi