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BOJ could overtake ECB as world's largest central bank

But with increased size comes increased risks

TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan's balance sheet keeps swelling, with the central bank doggedly continuing to purchase large amounts of Japanese government bonds and other financial assets in a bid to meet its 2% inflation target. The buying spree contrasts sharply with moves by the BOJ's U.S. and European counterparts, which are looking to exit their easy-money policies.

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