RPT-Japan's Amari: core core CPI showing signs of turning positive due to BOJ

Sun May 19, 2013 10:54pm EDT

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TOKYO May 20 (Reuters) - Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Monday that core-core consumer prices, which exclude fresh food and energy, are showing signs of turning positive due to the Bank of Japan's aggressive monetary easing.

Amari, speaking to reporters, also said the government still judges Japan to be in mild deflation as other measures of consumer prices are still falling when compared to the same period a year ago.

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