BOJ upgrades view on consumption, rules out early exit from stimulus

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The Bank of Japan keeps monetary policy steady and upgrades its assessment of consumption and overseas growth, signalling confidence that an export-driven recovery is gaining momentum. David Pollard reports. The long march back to recovery .... For Japan ... ( read original story ...)

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