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The Bank of Japan minutes have been released with the  members agreeing that the  BoJ  must ease without hesitation if needed with eyes on a pandemic fallout on the economy.  

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Members agreed BoJ  must ease without hesitation if needed with eye on pandemic fallout on economy.

One member said March review must check whether YCC, asset purchases are exerting intended effects.

One member said BoJ must scrutinise side-effects of easy policy such as its impact on financial intermediation, market functions.

One member said allowing 10-year yields to fluctuate in line with BoJ’s current directive will help stabilise financial system.

One member said even if long-term rates are allowed to fluctuate more, impact on economic activity will be limited.