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The announcement from the BoJ that it will hold an unscheduled policy meeting on May 22 is likely aimed at promoting an image of a nimble central bank, per Rabobank.

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“The purpose of the meeting is to outline the details of the Bank’s scheme to provide cheap loans to small businesses. Businesses will be able to borrow at just 0.1% from financial institutions who will be able to take loans from the BoJ at zero percent.”

“Even though we don’t expect much reaction in the JPY from a new set of policy measures from the BoJ this week, this belies the enormity of the actions taken by policymakers.”