# Fukui: Reserve target adjustment isn't tightening

Bank of Japan governor Toshihiko Fukui told lawmakers Thursday 7 April a numerical adjustment'' in the amount of funds the Bank of Japan makes available to lenders wouldn't mean the central bank is tightening monetary policy.

Any kind of numerical adjustment in the reserve target balance would be a technical one, not an action of tightening,'' Fukui told lawmakers in Tokyo. Such action should be interpreted as a technical adjustment that will help prolong the current framework'' of monet

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