BOJ minutes-board votes 8-1 to keep policy-Jan 19

The Bank of Japan policy board members voted 8-1 to keep monetary policy unchanged at their Jan. 19 meeting, but a majority of the members said risks posed to Japan's economy from developments in overseas economies and domestic and foreign capital markets required "even closer attention."

"Some of these members commented on the possibility of reducing interest rates," the minutes said.The minutes showed that, as in past meetings, Nobuyuki Nakahara was the only member to vote against keeping th

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