Japan govt keeps heat on BOJ as economy struggles

Members of a government council pressed the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to boost the fragile economy through a monetary easing, minutes of an economic council meeting showed on Feb 7, 2001.The minutes were released two days ahead of a BOJ Policy Board meeting at which the central bank is expected to announce steps to improve market liquidity but stop short of drastic easing measures."Regarding monetary policy, the majority opinion is for ample and flexible provision of funds (to markets) to support e