BoJ: Japan's economy expanding moderately, keeps growth assessment unchanged

Reuters is out with the key takeaways from the BoJ’s monetary policy statement, found here:

Japan's economy expanding moderately, keeps assessment unchanged.

Cuts assessment on consumer inflation.

Inflation expectations moving sideways.

Inflation likely to accelerate towards 2 pct as output gap improves, inflation expectations heighten.

CPI in range of 0.5 to 1 pct.

The decision on yield curve control made by 8-1 vote, board member Kataoka dissents.

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