BOJ members closely watching stock prices

Minutes of the Bank of Japan's recent policy board meeting released Tuesday 20 June said members need to closely watch the impact of a global decline in stock prices on the world's second-largest economy.

``Members pointed to the weak movement in stock prices at home and abroad, and agreed that they required careful monitoring,'' according to minutes of the central bank's May 18- 19 board meeting released in Tokyo. One member said Bank of Japan policy should ``give consideration'' to stock dec

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