The Bank of Japan decided to keep interest rates at the low record of 0.10% for the 11th consecutive meeting and today's decision came inline with forecasts. However, the BOJ didn’t mention that end of purchasing corporate debts as it was supposed to end in December.

The BOJ raised its assessment to the economy and said that is begun to pick up, while it added that the decline in fixed investment is moderating. Yet, the bank mentioned that financial conditions continued to improve, but domestic spending remain generally weak which is affecting recovery.