Japan finmin Aso hopes BOJ sets 2% inflation target

Jan 22 2013, 09:50 IST
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The Bank of Japan is due to complete a policy-setting meeting on Tuesday. (Reuters) The Bank of Japan is due to complete a policy-setting meeting on Tuesday. (Reuters)
SummaryThe Bank of Japan is due to complete a policy-setting meeting on Tuesday.

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that he hopes the central bank sets a 2 percent inflation target, double its current price goal.

In a news conference after a cabinet meeting, Aso also said the government wants to issue a joint statement with the Bank of Japan on strengthening ties, and issue it on Tuesday.

The Bank of Japan is due to complete a policy-setting meeting on Tuesday.

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