The central bank, which will hold a policy-making meeting Monday and Tuesday, is also expected to continue its large-scale monetary easing program introduced last April, they said.
The BOJ introduced the lending support fund system in 2010, providing lower-interest loans to banks that increase lending to companies in specific sectors expected to grow in the future.
Under the system set to expire in March, loans stood at
The central bank intends to extend the system, which it sees as contributing to stimulating fund demand, they said.
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