Customer select sweets at a bakery in Tokyo. Agence France-Presse
Japan’s core inflation slowed to its weakest in about two years in June, data showed on Friday, underlining the nation’s long battle to boost consumer prices and adding to speculation the Bank of Japan (BOJ)
Japan’s core consumer inflation slowed in May and factory activity shrank in June, underlining the growing stress on the economy and keeping the central bank under pressure to expand its radical stimulus programme, possibly as early as next month.
Japan’s core consumer inflation wallowed at a two-year low in July, increasing pressure for the central bank to acknowledge price momentum was slowing and expand its radical stimulus programme.
Japan’s core consumer inflation slowed to a new two-year low level in August due to lower oil costs and feeble economic growth, data showed on Friday, adding to the central bank’s growing challenges in achieving its elusive 2% price target.
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Dr Ahmad Bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills signed the agreement under which the UAE becomes an active member of the programme, which will extend for the next ten years, and aims to provide better skills and education for a billion people around the world.
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