May 17, 2018 / 11:39 PM / 2 months ago

RPT-Japan April core CPI rises 0.7 pct yr/yr

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    TOKYO, May 18 (Reuters) - Japan's core consumer prices rose
0.7 percent in April from a year earlier, government data showed
on Friday.
    The core consumer price index, which includes oil products
but excludes fresh food prices, compared with economists' median
estimate for a 0.8 percent annual gain.
    Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer
prices rose 0.4 percent in April from a year ago.

 (Reporting by Leika Kihara)
  
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