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Announcement of the Monetary Policy Meeting Decisions (June 14, 15)

June 15, 2005
Bank of Japan

(For immediate release)

At the Monetary Policy Meeting held today, the Bank of Japan decided, by majority vote, to set the following guideline for money market operations for the intermeeting period:

The Bank of Japan will conduct money market operations, aiming at the outstanding balance of current accounts held at the Bank at around 30 to 35 trillion yen.

Should there be a risk of financial market instability, such as a surge in liquidity demand, the Bank will provide more liquidity irrespective of the above target.When it is judged that liquidity demand is exceptionally weak considering such factors as responses of financial institutions to the Bank's funds-supplying operations, there may be cases where the balance of current accounts falls short of the target.

(Reference)

Meeting hours :
June 14th : 14:01-16:12
June 15th :9:00-12:58

Members present :
Toshihiko Fukui ( Governor )
Toshiro Muto ( Deputy Governor )
Kazumasa Iwata ( Deputy Governor )
Miyako Suda
Shin Nakahara
Hidehiko Haru
Toshikatsu Fukuma
Atsushi Mizuno
Kiyohiko G. Nishimura

(Others present)

June 14th:
From Ministry of Finance :
Michitoo Ishii, Deputy Vice Minister for Policy Planning and Co-ordination(14:01-16:12)

From Cabinet Office :
Bunshichi Fujioka, Deputy Director General for Economic and Fiscal Management(14:01-16:12)

June 15th:
From Ministry of Finance :
Isamu Ueda, Senior Vice Minister of Finance (9:00-12:43, 12:49-12:58)

From Cabinet Office :
Bunshichi Fujioka, Deputy Director General for Economic and Fiscal Management(9:00-12:43, 12:49-12:58)

Release of Monthly Report of Recent Economic and Financial Developments :
(Consisting of "The Bank's View" and "The Background")

"The Bank's View"3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15
Full text (Consisting of "The Bank's View" and "The Background") 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 (Japanese)
4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17 (English)

Release of minutes :
2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19