January 4, 2018 / 2:36 AM / a year ago

BOJ's Kuroda repeats vow to maintain ultra-easy policy

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda attends a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday the central bank would “patiently” maintain its ultra-easy monetary policy to beat deflation.

“Unlike snow, Japan’s deflationary mindset won’t melt easily,” Kuroda said in a speech at a gathering of bank executives.

Reporting by Yoshifumi Takemoto, writing by Leika Kihara; Editing by Chris Gallagher

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