BoJ minutes show two opposed target

Two of the Bank of Japan's nine board members in January opposed disclosing the bank's target for stable prices, according to minutes of the board's Jan. 19-20 policy meeting released in Tokyo.

One board member said: ``Hasty indication of a long-term numerical target for price stability based on imperfect knowledge would not contribute to enhancing transparency of the conduct of monetary policy,'' the meeting's minutes show.

Another board member said it was ``appropriate to seek measures to en

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