March 9, 2017 / 8:30 AM / 9 months ago

No interest in adopting helicopter money: Japan's Aso

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Thursday that financier George Soros has recommended “helicopter money,” a type of money printing, to generate inflation, but that he rejects the idea because it is too dangerous.

FILE PHOTO: Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso takes questions from reporters at the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group in Washington October 7, 2016. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

Aso made the comments in response to questions in parliament about whether Japan should adopt a more expansionary fiscal policy.

Reporting by Stanley White; Editing by Chris Gallagher

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