BOJ decides to leave monetary policy unchanged

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) decided at a top policy-making meeting Thursday to leave its monetary policy unchanged until the next session slated for 15 December.

The BOJ's nine-member policy board decided by a majority vote to maintain its policy of guiding the key unsecured overnight call money rate to around 0.25%, the central bank said.

It is the fifth time in a row that the BOJ board has decided to maintain the current policy, which has been pursued since 11 August.

At Thursday's meeting, the BO