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Another day of market gyrations unnerves investors

Asian currencies generally lose further ground, but yen manages to stay at 120 to the dollar

OPTIMIST: Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda still believes the 2 per cent inflation target attainable.


VOLATILITY continued to dominate financial markets on Thursday, causing Japan's Nikkei 225 index to fall sharply in sympathy with falls in other equity markets, as evidence mounted of a continued economic slowdown and a trend toward falling prices.

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