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Announcement of the Monetary Policy Meeting Decisions (Sep.11,12)

September 12, 2003
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 27 to 30 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.

(Reference)

Meeting hours :
September 11th : 14:00-16:11
September 12th :9:01-13:25

Members present :
Toshihiko Fukui ( Governor )
Toshiro Muto ( Deputy Governor )
Kazumasa Iwata ( Deputy Governor )
Kazuo Ueda
Teizo Taya
Miyako Suda
Shin Nakahara
Hidehiko Haru
Toshikatsu Fukuma

(Others present)

September 11th:
From Ministry of Finance:
Hiroki Tsuda, Deputy Vice Minister for Policy Planning and Co-ordination (14:00-16:11)

From Cabinet Office:
Yoshirou Nakajou, Director General for Economic and Fiscal Management (14:00-16:11)

September 12th:
From Ministry of Finance:
Takayoshi Taniguchi, Senior Vice Minister of Finance (9:01-12:25, 12:55-13:25)

From Cabinet Office:
Yoshirou Nakajou, Director General for Economic and Fiscal Management (9:01-12:25, 12:55-13:25)

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

Japanese version of the entire report and English version of "The Bank's View"
2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16
English version of "The Background"
Within a few business days from the release of "The Bank's View"

Release of minutes:
2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16