BoJ keeps monetary policy unchanged

JAPAN - Japan's central bank left its monetary policy unchanged Wednesday, sticking to its stance of freeing up cash to circulate through the financial system, reports Dow Jones.

The Bank of Japan's nine member policy board voted unanimously to leave policy as it is, the BOJ said. The decision had been widely expected amid signs the nation's long economic slowdown has been bottoming out. The BoJ will conduct money market operations aiming at outstanding current account balances at the centra