BOJ reports loss for first time in 32 years

The Bank of Japan reported a current loss of 22.2 billion yen ($200 million) for the year ended March 31, as the yen's 13-percent gain against the dollar caused losses on foreign currency-denominated assets and bond prices fell.

Bank of Japan Financial Statements

The bank reported a current loss, or pretax loss from operations, for the first time since the fiscal year ended March 1972, when the Japanese currency also surged. The bank reported a 229.8 billion yen current loss that year.


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