Report says BoJ may extend Suda's term

The Bank of Japan has suggested that it may extend the appointment of a policy board member by giving a the official another five-year term.

According to the Financial Times, senior bank officials have lobbied the economy and finance ministries in favour of Miyako Suda, who is considered the third most hawkish member of the nine-person board, people close to the backroom negotiations were quoted as saying.

Ms Suda, whose five-year term expires at the end of March, has supported an early end to