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Bank of Japan launches negative interest rates

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    Central bank encouraging banks to lend, businesses to invest and savers to spend

    The Bank of Japan’s negative interest rates came into effect on Tuesday in a radical plan already deemed a failure by financial markets, highlighting Tokyo’s lack of options to spur growth as global markets sputter.

    The central bank, which announced the shock decision on 29 January, will charge banks 0.1% for parking additional reserves with the BOJ to encourage banks to lend and prompt businesses and savers to spend and invest.

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