Japan seeking to boost economy
Published 22/01/2013 | 04:35
Japan's central bank has wrapped up a policy meeting by pledging more aggressive action to boost the economy, including setting a 2% inflation target.
The Bank of Japan said it would conduct "open-ended" asset purchases to help achieve the goal of breaking out of a long spell of deflation.
Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe has been lobbying the central bank to ease monetary policy further to help the recession-struck economy escape from years of falling prices known as deflation.