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Release of the Amount of the Bank's Purchases of TBs and FBs (Issue by Issue)

July 2, 2003
Bank of Japan
Financial Markets Department

The Bank of Japan has decided to release monthly, on its Web site, issue-by-issue data on the amount of treasury bills (TBs) and financing bills (FBs) it purchased, to enhance the information available to market participants regarding its market operations. The Bank is today releasing the first set of data, reflecting purchases as of the end of June 2003.

The data to be released will be the issue-by-issue amount of TBs and FBs purchased through outright purchases minus the amount sold through outright sales by the Bank.1

End-of-month data will be released on the afternoon of the second business day of the following month, under "Bank of Japan" in the Statistics section of the Bank of Japan Web site.

  1. Bills underwritten by the Bank are not included. Bills redeemed before maturity or sold to the government are not subtracted.

For further information, please contact:

Open Market Operations, Financial Markets Department

Masashi Kuramoto
Tel: +81-3-3277-1284
E-mail:masashi.kuramoto@boj.or.jp