Why didn’t the Bank of Japan act?

By James Dowey, Chief Economist and CIO at Neptune

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) surprised investors on 28 April by holding monetary policy steady following the meeting of its Policy Board. Many investors had expected an easing of monetary policy and, as such, the TOPIX Index has fallen and the yen has strengthened. Why has this policy confounded investors and what’s next?

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