Bank of Japan boosts stimulus to help revive growth
20 December 2012 Last updated at 15:11 GMT
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) has boosted its key stimulus measure in an attempt to revive growth in the world's third-largest economy.
It has extended its asset purchase programme, aimed at keeping borrowing costs down, by 10 trillion yen ($119bn; £73bn).
The BOJ has been facing increasing pressure to take steps to help revive the Japanese economy.
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.