New BOJ policy members tread conventional lines

JAPAN - The Bank of Japan's newly appointed board members adopted a conventional line on monetary policy in their debut public appearance on Friday, in stark contrast to a maverick pro-easing member whom they replaced.

The two new policymakers said the central bank's one-year-old quantitative easing policy had played a crucial role in supporting the tottering economy and were sceptical of a so-called inflation-targeting policy - unlike Nobuyuki Nakahara, one of the two outgoing members they re

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