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Early Tuesday morning in Asia, Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda crossed wires, via Japan’s Asahi news, while turning down fears of ETF selling.

In his latest speech, BOJ Chief Kuroda said, “Will buy ETFs as needed within JPY 12 trillion cap,” before adding, “won’t end ETF purchases or unload BOJ’s ETF holdings.”

The Japanese central banker also said to keep the 2.0% inflation target while pursuing “Easy policy to achieve price goal at the earliest date possible.”

FX implications

USD/JPY pays a little heed to the news while staying firm around 109.80, the highest since June 2020, teases late last week.

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