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BOJ Easing Would Trump Intervention in Weakening Yen, Okubo Says

Further stimulus by the Bank of Japan would be more effective in weakening the yen than currency intervention, a ruling party lawmaker said, a sign politicians will continue to press the BOJ to do more.

“It’s obvious that the central bank’s policies have more influence over the currency than intervention,” Tsutomu Okubo, a Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker, said in an interview in Tokyo yesterday, citing the yen’s depreciation of more than 4 percent against the dollar since the BOJ added stimulus Feb. 14.