Yen falls, bonds and Nikkei jump on BOJ surprise (Reuters)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidReuters – The yen fell and government bond futures jumped on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan unveiled a slew of monetary policy easing steps, while Australia’s dollar tumbled as its central bank unexpectedly held interest rates steady.

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