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Economy

BOJ chief aims to help business 'return to normal'

Central bank extends COVID emergency funding through March 2022

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said “The outlook on the economy has become more positive than before.” (Photo by Koji Uema) 

TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan decided on Friday to extend its emergency programs to funnel funds to businesses by six months, through the end of March, as the central bank remains on alert for a possible COVID resurgence that could throw the nation's economic recovery off track.

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