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'Abenomics' architect says yen falls still benefit Japan's economy

Sep 11 2015

TOKYO The yen has "a bit more" room to fall before its costs outweigh the benefits, one of the architects of the reflationary policies of Japanese premier Shinzo Abe said on Friday, dismissing fears that more monetary easing could fuel unwelcome declines.

'Abenomics' architect says yen falls still benefit Japan's economy

Sep 11 2015

TOKYO The dollar/yen is still around levels hit before the collapse of Lehman Brothers, so "a bit more" gains still benefit Japan's economy, a ruling party lawmaker and one of the architects of premier Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics" reflationary policies said.

Japan PM retains party post for 3 more years, pledges focus on economy

Sep 07 2015

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a rare second consecutive term on Tuesday as ruling party chief, and hence premier, pledging to retain focus on reviving the world's third-biggest economy and deepen debate on revising its pacifist constitution.

Japan PM retains party post for three more years, pledges focus on economy

Sep 07 2015

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a rare second consecutive term on Tuesday as ruling party chief, and hence premier, pledging to retain focus on reviving the world's third-biggest economy and deepen debate on revising its pacifist constitution.

Japan PM retains party post for three more years, pledges focus on economy

Sep 07 2015

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a rare second consecutive term on Tuesday as ruling party chief, and hence premier, pledging to retain focus on reviving the world's third-biggest economy and deepen debate on revising its pacifist constitution.

Japan PM Abe says to focus on economy in next term

Sep 07 2015

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, expected to win a rare second consecutive term on Tuesday as ruling party chief and hence premier, said he will make every effort to revive Japan's economy and escape deflation.

Japan PM Abe says to focus on economy in next term

Sep 07 2015

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, expected to win a rare second consecutive term on Tuesday as ruling party chief and hence premier, said he will make every effort to revive Japan's economy and escape deflation.

Japan PM adviser sees no need for BOJ easing, looks toward tapering

Aug 04 2015

TOKYO An economic adviser to Japan's prime minister said on Tuesday that he saw no need for the Bank of Japan to deploy additional stimulus to meet its 2 percent inflation goal next year, warning that it could cause the yen to weaken and prices to overshoot.

Japan LDP policy chief calls for spending cap, warns of weak-yen pain

Jun 19 2015

TOKYO Japan must set some form of spending cap and avoid relying on overly optimistic tax revenue estimates in crafting a plan to curb its massive public debt, the policy chief of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) said on Wednesday.

Japan ruling party executive says more BOJ easing not needed for now

May 08 2015

TOKYO The Bank of Japan does not need to ease monetary policy further for the time being since a delay in hitting its inflation target is mostly due to slumping oil prices, the policy chief of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party said on Friday.

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