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Japan’s deflation on the rise

Japan has reported a fall in consumer prices for a third consecutive month, falling 0.2% in January from a year earlier. The figures do not include food items. Japan has been battling deflation, which has posed challenges to policymakers who

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Bank of Japan boosts stimulus to help revive growth

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) has boosted its key stimulus measure in an attempt to revive growth in the world’s third-largest economy. It has extended its asset purchase program, aimed at keeping borrowing costs down, by 10 trillion yen ($119bn;

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Japan consumer prices rise spurred by higher fuel costs

Japan’s consumer prices rose in April, spurred by rising fuel costs, but growth remained below the central bank’s target, official data has shown. Prices rose by 0.2% from a year earlier, as fuel and energy costs jumped 4.7%. Energy costs

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Bank of Japan announces fresh stimulus to boost growth

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) has increased its stimulus programme for the second time in just over two months in a bid boost the country’s economic growth. The central bank said it would expand its purchase of Japanese government bonds

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