The Bank of Japan decided to keep interest rates steady at the low recode of 0.10%. The bank said in the statement that combined the rate decision that it will end its security and commercial papers program in December 31 as it was scheduled, while it extended the unlimited collateral backed lending through March 31.

However, the bank accepted low rated debts as collateral till the end of next year, while it added that interest rates will be kept at its low record for some time to support economic growth.