Fukuma sees risk from maintaining reserve target

Katsutoshi Fukuma, a member of the Bank of Japan's policy board, said in a speech he now sees rising risks in maintaining the bank's present 30-35 trln yen liquidity reserve target range, and he reiterated his call for a reduction.

"There is a possibility that maintaining the huge outstanding balance of current accounts at the Bank will hinder the process of restoring the proper functioning of the market and cause excessive risk taking based on unrealistic expectations that the present extreme

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