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Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday as the Bank of Japan announced it was standing pat on its stimulus programme, even as its policymakers revised down growth expectations for the world's number three economy. 

Tokyo's Nikkei edged up 0.11%, or 15.88 points, to finish at 14,304.11.

In line with jittery investors' expectations, the BoJ announced on Wednesday that it was holding fire on expanding its massive asset-purchase scheme as it awaits the effects of a sales tax rise at the start of April.

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