The Bank of Japan announced the latest economic and price outlook at the monetary policy meeting held until the 28th.

According to this, the outlook for the consumer price index excluding fresh food in this year and 2022 is the median value of policymakers, which is 1.9% higher than the previous year.

Against the backdrop of soaring prices of raw materials such as energy, we have significantly increased the price from the previous increase of 1.1%.

In addition, we have decided to maintain the current large-scale monetary easing measures that ▽ short-term interest rates will be negative and ▽ long-term interest rates will be kept at around 0%.