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2011 Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake (Fourth Earthquake Report)

March 11, 2011
Bank of Japan

1. The situation as of 7:00 p.m. is as follows.

2. The settlement of funds and Japanese government securities has been completed as scheduled for today.

3. The Bank will continue to assess possible impact of the earthquake on financial markets as well as on financial institutions' business operations, and stand ready to take action as necessary.

4. The Bank will continue to do its utmost, including the provision of liquidity, to ensure the stability in financial markets and to secure the smooth settlement of funds, in the coming week.

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