BOJ Keeps Credit Program, Interest Rates Unchanged

BOJ Keeps Credit Program, Interest Rates Unchanged

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Governor Masaaki Shirakawa and his board left the bank-loan facility at 30 trillion yen ($356 billion) after boosting it at an Aug. 30 emergency meeting, and kept open the possibility of more action. Policy makers held the benchmark overnight rate at 0.1 percent, where it’s been since December 2008, the bank said in Tokyo today.