BoJ minutes show unanimous support for further asset purchases


The Bank of Japan today released the minutes of their April monetary policy meeting, voting unanimously to extend its asset purchase programme.

With under-subscription in the bank's fixed-rate funds-supplying operation, the members decided that "risk aversion among investors had eased compared with a while ago and corporate funding was proceeding smoothly".

The members voted unanimously to increase the purchase of Japanese government bonds by ¥10 trillion ($126.1 billion), to reduce the maximum

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