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MNI BRIEF: BOJ's Dec Minutes Show Bond Mkt Distortion Concerns

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Many Bank of Japan board members were worried about the deterioration in the functioning of bond markets and they saw the need to review the yield curve control policy at the December 19-20 policy-setting meeting, the minutes released Monday showed.

Based on the discussion, “the chairman requested that the staff explain what responses could be considered given the deterioration in market functioning that had been pointed out by the members,” the minutes showed.

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Many Bank of Japan board members were worried about the deterioration in the functioning of bond markets and they saw the need to review the yield curve control policy at the December 19-20 policy-setting meeting, the minutes released Monday showed.

Based on the discussion, “the chairman requested that the staff explain what responses could be considered given the deterioration in market functioning that had been pointed out by the members,” the minutes showed.

Keep reading...Show less