Japan monetary base jumps as BOJ floods mkt with cash after quake

 TOKYO, April 4 (Reuters) - Japan's monetary base jumped in
March from a year earlier as the Bank of Japan injected huge
amounts of liquidity into the banking system to calm markets in
the wake of last month's devastating earthquake, data showed on
Monday.	
 The monetary base surged 16.9 percent in March from a year
earlier, much bigger than a 5.6 percent increase in February, as
current account deposits that commercial banks park with the BOJ
surged 88.7 percent, the central bank's data showed.	
 Details were as follows (percent, year-on-year, with final 	
column showing seasonally adjusted month-on-month change in 	
monetary base): 	
  Monetary  BOJ note   Coins     Current   Bank     Month-  	
  base      issuance   in circ   deposits  resrvs   on-month 	
Mar   +16.9      +3.7       0.0      +88.7     +86.1   +255.2	
Feb    +5.6      +2.4      -0.1      +23.3     +19.7     -2.1 	
Jan    +5.5      +2.0      -0.2      +24.5     +19.9     -9.9 	
Dec    +7.0      +2.0      -0.4      +36.6     +31.4     +7.2 	
Nov    +7.6      +1.8      -0.4      +47.3     +44.4    +10.6 	
Oct    +6.4      +1.5      -0.5      +38.0     +37.0     +9.5 	
  	
 * denotes a revised figure 	
  	
 Average outstanding monetary base: 	
 March: 112.7432 trillion yen	
 Feb: 101.0039 trillion yen 	
  	
 For the full tables, click on   	
 http://www.boj.or.jp/statistics/boj/other/mb/base1103.htm/	
	
 (Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Michael Watson)	
 

Japan monetary base jumps as BOJ floods mkt with cash after quake