BOJ's Muto says policy to remain

The Bank of Japan is committed to keeping the policy of holding interest rates at almost zero and pumping cash into the economy until deflation is over, Toshiro Muto, one of the Bank of Japan's two deputy governors said on Tuesday 17 May.

``There is no change at all in the bank's stance that it will maintain the policy'' until core consumer prices stop falling at least for a few months and policy makers are sure they won't resume sliding, Muto said at the fiscal and finance committee of the lo