15 Mar 2011

Central bank injects more yen into Japanese economy

10:38 pm on 15 March 2011

The Bank of Japan pumped an extra 8 trillion yen into the country's banking system on Tuesday as it looks to shore up investor sentiment following the earthquake and tsunami.

The injection came in two stages; the first of 5 trillion yen took place in the morning, the second after reports of increased radiation leaks.

On Monday, the central bank injected 15 trillion yen into the banking system.