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PIG TODAY-BOJ keeps rates unchanged at -0.1%, abandons monetary base target

Bank of Japan's monetary policy decision has been released, with the Central Bank keeping rates unchanged at -0.1% and keeping monetary policy base unchanged at 80 trl yen.

Key headlines

boj maintains -0.1 pct negative interest rate

boj: to abandon monetary base target

boj decides to modify its policy framework

boj: adopts qqe with yield curve control

boj: to keep buying jgbs so balance of its holdings increases at annual pace of 80 trln yen

boj: introduces new market ops for yield curve control

boj: to buy jgbs so 10 yr yield hovers around 0 pct

boj: scraps range for duration of jgbs that boj buys

boj: max amount of each etf purchase will take into account total market value of etf, and coverage of index etf tracks

boj: boj can cut short term policy rate, target level of long term rates in future easing

boj: boj may accelerate expansion of monetary base as future policy option

boj: boj to continue expanding monetary base until cpi exceeds 2 pct and stays above target in stable manner

boj: to make yield curve control a centrepiece of its new policy framework

boj decision on yield curve control was made by 7-2 vote

boj decision on new jgb market ops made by 8-1 vote

boj board member kiuchi opposed decision on jgb market ops

boj decision on etf, risk asset purchases made by 7-2 vote

boj sato, kiuchi opposed decision on etf, risk asset purchases

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