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BOJ's Kuroda keeps pledge to maintain massive stimulus

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(Reuters) - of Kuroda on Thursday reiterated his pledge to maintain the central bank's massive stimulus programme for as long as needed to achieve the bank's 2 percent target.

"Japan's is expected to continue expanding moderately" and help accelerate inflation towards the BOJ's target, Kuroda said in a speech at a quarterly meeting of the central bank's regional branch managers.

Under a yield curve control policy adopted in 2016, the BOJ pledges to guide short-term interest rates at minus 0.1 percent and the 10-year government bond yield around zero percent.

(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 06:31 IST