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TOKYO, March 14 (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan on Monday
injected a hefty 7 trillion yen ($85 billion) into the money
market in a same-day market operation aimed at soothing market
jitters after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern
This was the central bank's first so-called same-day
operation since last May, when the Greek debt crisis roiled the
global financial markets.
BOJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said on Sunday that the
central bank would provide huge amounts of liquidity to the
banking system on Monday, reinforcing the bank's determination
to keep markets stable in the wake of the disaster.
($1 = 81.915 Japanese Yen)
(Reporting by Leika Kihara and Rie Ishiguro; Editing by Edmund
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