Bank of Japan aims for boost

JAPAN - The Bank of Japan has relaxed its monetary policy, providing more cash to the banking sector in a bid to boost the flagging economy.

Japanese interest rates are already at zero, so loosening monetary policy is the sole measure at the Bank of Japan's disposal.

The Bank has already relaxed its policies several times this year, without succeeding in preventing the country sliding into an all-out recession.

The easing comprises a number of technical tweaks, including increasing the level