Bank of Japan keeps monetary policy steady

After buoyant economic data suggested the Japanese economy's problems may be easing, the Bank of Japan decided to keep monetary policy unchanged at its Friday meeting.

Source: Associated Press

Cheered by recent data that show Japan's economic troubles may be easing, the nation's central bank decided Friday to keep monetary policy steady.

The unanimous vote by the Bank of Japan's policy board had been widely expected.

The bank has held short-term interest rates at zero for more than two years, a

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