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  1. Business - Economy

    Japan panel warns of dangers of debt mountain

    Posted May 21st 2013, 01:21pm by Reuters

    ... of a spike in bond yields that could crimp long-term growth prospects, draft report seen by Reuters shows. The warning from the advisory panel to Finance Minister Taro Aso comes at a critical time- ... eventually begins to seek an exit from its quantitative easing. The report is preliminary and could still change before the 30-member panel submits it to Aso around the end of the month as the basis ...

  2. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Japanese policymakers warn that rapid yen moves 'undesirable'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... fluctuations, regardless of whether they move up or down," Amari told a news conference, when asked about the dollar's rise to a six-year high against the yen yesterday. Finance Minister Taro Aso, which has jurisdiction over exchange-rate policy, was more reserved than Amari in his remarks but did voice caution over the recent rapid yen falls. "I've been saying that rapid ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Poor English saved Japan banks from Lehman, subprime loans: minister

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... English well enough to have got them into trouble, the country's finance minister said yesterday. Taro Aso, who also serves as deputy prime minister, said bankers in Japan had not been able ... administration's … no, the Abe administration's biggest problem is Taro Aso's gaffes," he said. ...

  4. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan policy sparks Davos fears of ‘currency war’

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 02:15pm by AFP

    ... with Finance Minister Taro Aso telling reporters that such accusations were “completely off the mark”. In an unusual ministerial comment on foreign exchange rates, French Finance Minister Pierre ...

  5. Business - Money

    Asian markets mixed; yen weighs on Japan

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 10:27am by AFP

    ... Finance Minister Taro Aso’s comments on the central bank took the edge off premier Shinzo Abe’s warning Monday that he would consider changing the law to take control of the Bank of Japan if it could not achieve a new two per cent inflation target. “We are not thinking about a law change at the moment,” Aso said at a regular news conference Tuesday. Abe’s remarks had added to selling ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Japan government's lowered economic growth forecast in line with central bank

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Reuters

    ... was the decline in external demand due to a delay in emerging market recovery and less-than-expected export growth," Finance Minister Taro Aso told reporters. "I still expect that the exports ...

  7. Business - Economy

    Japan needs to raise sales tax next year: FinMin

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 03:03pm

    ... Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he will decide later this year whether to go ahead with the increase, citing concerns it could weaken the economy. Finance Minister Taro Aso said delaying ... impact. “We need to consider an extra budget. It’s better to moderate economic fluctuations (from the tax hike),” Aso told a media conference after a cabinet meeting. Earlier, the government ...

  8. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Yen heads towards highest weekly rise in five years

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Yen heads towards highest weekly rise in five years The yen headed for its largest weekly rise since October 2008 after Japan's finance minister, Taro Aso, said he ... after Aso dismissed the idea of intervention." The yen rose to 96.78 per US dollar in early London trading, making it set for a 3.7 per cent advance this week. It rose 2.2 per cent to 96.97 ...

  9. Business - Money

    US dollar hits new 20-month high on easing hopes

    Posted Dec 26th 2012, 09:17am by AFP

    ... in a bid to drag the country out of the deflation that has haunted its economy for years. Abe, who previously served as prime minister from 2006 to 2007, is expected to name Taro Aso, another former prime minister in Japan’s revolving-door political system, as finance minister and his own deputy, reports said. As prime minister in 2008-2009, Aso launched a series of economic stimulus ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Japan says stimulus not set at US$50b

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... in a Bloomberg survey in July of the amount needed to offset any damage to growth from the planned April tax increase. Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that "sufficient stimulus" would ...




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