Bank of Japan may ban staff investment

A Bank of Japan panel decided Friday 30 June to recommend that the central bank ban its executives from investing in private funds, Kyodo News agency reported.

The panel is meeting to establish new rules aimed at restoring trust in the central bank and also agreed that the BOJ governor and deputies should also be required to disclose their assets, Kyodo News cited panel chairman and former Supreme Court justice Itsuo Sonobe as saying.

BOJ governor Toshihiko Fukui launched the committee to revie