TOKYO, April 11 The Bank of Japan will consider
additional monetary easing at its next policy meeting on April
27 as its consumer price growth forecasts for the next two years
are likely to fall short of its 1 percent inflation goal, the
Asahi newspaper reported on Wednesday.
The BOJ could increase its asset purchase scheme by 5-10
trillion yen ($60-125 billion) and will also consider extending
the maturity of government bonds it can buy under the scheme,
the paper said, without citing sources.
The central bank on Tuesday kept monetary policy steady as
expected, holding off on any further steps to help meet its new
inflation target and boost activity ahead of a more thorough
assessment of the economy at the April 27