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Japan consumer prices in 9th straight rise

February increase of 1.3% lifts hopes that the economy is keeping deflation away


CONSUMER prices in Japan maintained their upward trend in February for a ninth consecutive month, buoying hopes that the world's third-largest economy is defying 15 years of deflation, though price increases were driven partly by a rush to buy goods in anticipation of a rise in...

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