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TOKYO Dec 20 The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady and offered a brighter view of the economy on Tuesday, signalling its conviction that a weak yen and a rebound in overseas demand will heighten prospects for a solid recovery.
"Japan's economy continues to recover moderately as a trend," the central bank said in a statement announcing its policy decision.
That was more upbeat than its assessment made on Nov. 1, when it said that while Japan's economy continued to recover moderately as a trend, some weaknesses were seen in exports and output.
In a widely expected move, the BOJ maintained the 0.1 percent interest it charges on a portion of excess reserves that financial institutions park with the central bank.
At the two-day policy meeting that ended on Tuesday, it also left unchanged its 10-year government bond yield target of around zero percent.
BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will hold a news conference at 3:30 p.m. (0630 GMT) to explain the policy decision. (Reporting by Leika Kihara, Stanley White, Tetsushi Kajimoto and Minami Funakoshi; Editing by Chris Gallagher)
(Adds comment, updates prices to close) * Canadian dollar ends at C$1.3516, or 73.99 U.S. cents * Loonie had hit strongest since April 19 at C$1.3410 * Bond prices lower across the yield curve By Alastair Sharp TORONTO, April 24 The Canadian dollar ended weaker against its U.S. counterpart on Monday, with lower oil prices helping erase sharp gains after a French election result boosted investors' appetite for risk. The loonie, as the Canadian currency