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BOJ chief brushes aside early stimulus exit, calls for free trade

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By Leika Kihara and Stanley WhiteTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's central bank chief on Friday signaled his readiness to ramp up stimulus if the economic recovery lost steam, in an emphatic pushback against creeping speculation it could tighten the money spigot as other economies dial back crisis-mode policies.The Bank of Japan kept its monetary policy settings unchanged, as expected, but Governor Haruhiko Kuroda flagged U.S. President Donald Trump's move to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum as risks for both the domestic and global economies.With fears of a global trade war and a strong ...

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 15:38 IST
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