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Japan to eye impact of rate rises by the West on its economy

Japan will eye the impact of rate rise by the West on its economy, the finance minister said, as higher bond yields would boost borrowing costs for the industrial world's heaviest public debt burden.

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Japan will watch how rising interest rates in Western nations could affect its economy, the finance minister said on Tuesday, as higher bond yields would boost borrowing costs for the industrial world's heaviest public debt burden.
 
Shunichi Suzuki made the remark as the parliament's powerful lower house is set to approve the fiscal 2022/23 budget with a record $940 billion in spending on Tuesday, setting the stage for the budget's full passage through the legislature in March.
"As interest rates rise, interest payments will rise as well, straining Japan's budget," Suzuki told reporters after a cabinet meeting "If trust in our

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First Published: Feb 22 2022 | 11:19 AM IST

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