The Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept its monetary policy settings unchanged following the conclusion of its two-day monetary policy review meeting on Friday.
The central bank kept the benchmark policy rate on hold at -10bps while maintaining its pledge to buy J-REITS at an annual pace of up to JPY180 bln.
The BOJ released the outline of its scheme to boost funding for activities aimed at combating climate change.
BOJ made decision on yield curve control by 8-1 vote.
BOJ board member Kataoka dissented on yield curve control decision.
Won't hesitate to take additional easing steps if necessary.
To offer funds at zero interest to banks that tap scheme to combat climate change.
It will not offer interest reward to banks that tap its scheme to combat climate change.
Will offer 1-year loans to banks under its climate change scheme.
Will allow banks to roll over loans under climate scheme without any limit to number of times.
Will begin extending loans under climate scheme this year.
Will conduct climate scheme until fiscal 2030.
Will extend loans under climate scheme in yen.
Green loans, green bonds, sustainability-linked loans and bonds likely to be applicable for climate scheme.
Will likely include transition finance as eligible loans for climate change scheme.
With the initial market reaction, USD/JPY was little changed, holding its range around 110.00.
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