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Preview: BOJ to debate factors behind disappointingly weak prices, policy on hold

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By Leika KiharaTOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan policymakers will debate this week whether structural factors may be behind recent disappointingly slow inflation, which could force them to cut the central bank's price forecasts at a quarterly review in July.The central bank is not expected to changes policy settings. But it could look more closely at the role technology and innovation play in keeping price growth low after surprisingly weak inflation dashed hopes that record profits could nudge firms into hiking prices at the start of the current fiscal year in April.Many Japanese companies ...

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 15:58 IST