World News: 02:33 GMT Monday 11th November 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
Bank of Japan policymakers debated whether extra easing measures were needed to hit the central bank's inflation target at its last policy meeting, a summary of opinions showed on Monday, as heightened risks threatened a fragile economic recovery. Some in the BOJ's nine-member board insisted on the need to communicate to markets the central bank would maintain loose monetary policy given the time need to accelerate inflation to its 2% price goal, the summary of the Oct. 30-31 meeting showed. One of the members said additional easing measures would be needed 'without hesitation' if momentum toward achieving the inflation target falters.
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