SINGAPORE Dec 20 The dollar rose briefly
against the yen but remained down on the day after the Bank of
Japan eased monetary policy as expected by expanding its asset
buying and lending scheme by 10 trillion yen.
Tokyo shares extended losses after the decision.
The dollar rose from about 84.23 yen to an intraday high of
about 84.39 yen right after the BOJ's decision, but later
sagged back down. It last stood at 84.21 yen, down 0.2
percent on the day.
Japan's Nikkei share average extended losses and fell as
much as 1.1 percent on the day at one point. The Nikkei
was last down 0.1 percent at 10,147.54.