BOJ Assets Rival the Fed’s as Kuroda Mulls Extra Stimulus: Chart

Will BOJ Expand Stimulus as Expected?

The Bank of Japan’s unprecedented asset-purchase program -- put in place to try to end decades of deflation -- has increased its balance sheet almost to the size of the Federal Reserve’s. Thirty-two of 41 respondents surveyed by Bloomberg predict BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will boost monetary stimulus following a two-day meeting Friday.

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