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Japan real interest rates show monetary policy is loose

Analysts say central bank should focus on selling this message before easing further
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 05:50
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RETAIL THERAPY: Households' inflation expectations are now lower than they were before QQE started, consumer sentiment data shows.

Tokyo

AS the Bank of Japan (BOJ) considers shifting the focus of monetary policy at next week's review, some analysts say the key will be how well it communicates the intent of the change as further significant easing is not necessary at this stage.

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