As widely expected, the BOJ voted unanimously to
maintain its pledge of increasing base money, or cash and
deposits at the central bank, at an annual pace of 60 trillion
yen ($581 billion) to 70 trillion yen.
Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will hold an embargoed news conference
from 3:30 p.m. (0630 GMT) with his comments expected to come out
any time after 4:15 p.m. (0715 GMT).
The BOJ offered an intense burst of monetary stimulus in April,
pledging to double the supply of money in two years by boosting
purchases of government bonds and risky assets. It has stood pat
on monetary policy since then.
(Reporting by Leika Kihara, Stanley
White and Tetsushi Kajimoto; editing by Edmund Klamann)
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