Japan Finance Minister Aso says economy's recovery trend remains intact

TOKYO Mon Sep 1, 2014 10:10pm EDT

Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso speaks during a semi-annual parliament hearing on monetary policy at the Lower House of the parliament in Tokyo June 19, 2013.  REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso speaks during a semi-annual parliament hearing on monetary policy at the Lower House of the parliament in Tokyo June 19, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that the economy remains in a recovery trend, following a slew of economic indicators that cast some doubt about the strength of a rebound from April's sales tax hike.

Aso also told reporters that the government must continue to stick to its aim of achieving fiscal consolidation after a cabinet reshuffle expected on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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