January 6, 2020 / 2:49 AM / 21 days ago

BOJ's Kuroda says will guide policy carefully with eye on Iran tensions

FILE PHOTO: Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday the central bank would conduct monetary policy “carefully” while scrutinizing overseas economic risks, such as escalating tensions between the United States and Iran.

“Conditions regarding the U.S.-China trade tensions and geopolitical risks are such that we can’t have any preset idea on how things could unfold,” Kuroda said in brief remarks at a New Year’s gathering of commercial bankers.

Reporting by Takahiko Wada, writing by Leika Kihara

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