BoJ chief vows 'necessary steps' for economy if needed

The Bank of Japan's new chief on Thursday said he would not hesitate to take "other necessary steps" to boost the nation's limp economy, after unveiling a raft of fresh monetary easing measures.

Following his first meeting as central bank governor, Haruhiko Kuroda also said the BoJ was "resolved to take whatever measures we can think of" to hit a two percent inflation target aimed at reversing decades of deflation.