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Sticky wage growth may force BOJ to unleash further easing

Falling business confidence is making many companies wary about raising pay, says the central bank

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Mr Kuroda is optimistic about Japan's economy, saying it is set to continue recovering moderately

Tokyo

FURTHER signs that the Bank of Japan may opt for more monetary easing at the end of this month appeared on Monday when the central bank signalled its disappointment over the slow pace at which Japanese firms are responding to government pressure to raise wages as a means to boost