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Bank of Japan April Policy Survey

April 4 (Bloomberg) -- All thirty-six economists surveyed by Bloomberg News forecast the Bank of Japan to keep policy on hold at the two-day meeting through April 8th.

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                                 Monetary    JGBs    ETFs  JREITs     Excess
Economist & Firm                Base(Tln)   (Tln)   (Tln)   (Bln)    Reserve
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                                       -------Annual Target (JPY)-------
Current BOJ Target                  60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
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BofA Merrill Lynch: M. Kichikawa    60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Barclays Capital: K. Morita         60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
BNP Paribas: R. Kono                60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Capital Economics: M. Thieliant     60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Citigroup: K. Murashima             60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Credit Agricole: K. Ogata           60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Credit Suisse: H. Shirakawa         60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Dai-ichi Life: H. Kumano            60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
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                                 Monetary    JGBs    ETFs  JREITs     Excess
Economist & Firm                Base(Tln)   (Tln)   (Tln)   (Bln)    Reserve
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Daiwa Research: M. Kumagai          60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Daiwa Securities: M. Noguchi        60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Goldman Sachs: N. Baba              60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
HSBC Holdings: I. Devalier          60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Itochu Corp: Y. Maruyama            60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Japan Macro Adv: T. Okubo           60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Japan Research: Y. Shimoda          60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
JPMorgan Chase: M. Kanno            60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Meiji Yasuda: Y. Kodama             60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Mitsubishi UFJ Sec: N. Muguruma     60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Mitsubishi BCR: Y. Shimanaka        60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
MURC: S. Kobayashi                  60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Mizuho Research: H. Takata          60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Mizuho Securities: Y. Ueno          60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Monex Inc.: N. Murakami             60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
NLI Research: Y. Yajima             60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Nomura Sec: N. Matsuzawa            60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
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                                 Monetary    JGBs    ETFs  JREITs     Excess
Economist & Firm                Base(Tln)   (Tln)   (Tln)   (Bln)    Reserve
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Norinchukin Res: T. Minami          60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Okasan Securities: M. Suzuki        60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
RBS Securities: J. Nishioka         60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Shinshu Univ: A. Makabe             60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
SMBC Friend: M. Iwashita            60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
SMBC Nikko: C. Morita               60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Societe Generale: T. Aida           60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Sumitomo Mitsui: H. Muto            60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Tokai Tokyo Sec: K. Sano            60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
Totan Research: I. Kato             60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
UBS Securities: D. Aoki             60~70      50       1      30       0.1%
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To contact the reporters on this story: Masahiro Hidaka in Tokyo at mhidaka@bloomberg.net; Isaac Aquino in Tokyo at iaquino1@bloomberg.net; James Mayger in Tokyo at jmayger@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Paul Panckhurst at ppanckhurst@bloomberg.net James Mayger

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