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JITTERY MARKETS

Amid fresh market unrest, BOJ says it's set to ease further

Premier Abe pledges government's support for the move as global stock and currency markets dive
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 05:50
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The reassertion by Mr Kuroda (left) that he will do whatever it takes to keep prices up is seen as a coded signal to markets that the BOJ will not let contagion from China or elsewhere overwhelm the gains made by Japan's economy in the last three years.

Tokyo

IN what has been seen as a move to brace Japan against impending market shocks from China or elsewhere, the country's central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda declared on Monday that the Bank of Japan (BOJ) would "do whatever it takes" to prevent a return of deflation - and Prime