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Announcement of the Monetary Policy Meeting Decisions (April 28)

April 28, 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.


Meeting hours :
April 28th :8:59-13:04

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)

From Ministry of Finance :
Isamu Ueda, Senior Vice Minister of Finance ( 8:59-12:42, 12:46-13:04)

From Cabinet Office :
Jun Hamano, Director General for Economic and Fiscal Management ( 8:59-12:42, 12:46-13:04)

Release of minutes :
2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 20