TOKYO (dpa-AFX) - The Bank of Japan will on Friday release the minutes from its monetary policy meeting on January 28 and 29, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.
At the meeting, the bank voted to implement negative interest rates and hold its target of raising the monetary base at an annual pace of about JPY 80 trillion.
It also downgraded its fiscal 2016 inflation forecast to 0.8 percent from 1.4 percent.
New Zealand will see March results for the consumer confidence index from ANZ; in February, the index sank 1.4 percent to a score of 119.7.
Copyright RTT News/dpa-AFX
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