Japan finmin: hope weak yen brightens business mood
TOKYO Jan 29 (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday he hopes the yen's recent weakness helps improve business sentiment.
"When business and consumer sentiment is cooling, money doesn't flow out (to the economy). Capital spending and private consumption won't increase," Aso told a news conference, stressing the need to take policy measures to brighten business sentiment.
He also repeated the government's plan to come up with guidelines for medium- and long-term fiscal discipline by the middle of this year.
- Target says data from 40 million cards stolen in November-December
- UPDATE 3-Saab wins Brazil jet deal after NSA spying sours Boeing bid
- Facebook, Zuckerberg, banks must face IPO lawsuit: judge
- As Modi storms into India's election, a quiet alternative emerges
- U.S. prosecutor defends treatment of Indian diplomat |