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REFILE-Japan prefers piecemeal approach to big bailout for carrier ANA

23 Oct 2020

* Govt hopes travel campaign, fee waivers will keep ANA alive

Japan's consumer prices continue to slide on deflationary pressure from COVID-19

23 Oct 2020

TOKYO Japan's core consumer prices slipped for the second consecutive month in September, a sign that a coronavirus-induced demand downturn is piling deflationary pressure on the world's third-largest economy already blighted by recession.

UPDATE 1-BOJ voices confidence over Japan's banking system, warns of risks

22 Oct 2020

* Prolonged battle with pandemic could hurt banking system (Recasts with details of report, stress test results and estimates on relief impact)

UPDATE 1-Japan households' confidence slumps to decade low-BOJ

22 Oct 2020

* Nearly 60% of households said no big change in income vs March

IMF endorses Japan PM Suga's reform agenda, urges BOJ to review inflation goal

21 Oct 2020

TOKYO The International Monetary Fund gave a thumbs-up on Wednesday to plans by new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to maintain the thrust of his predecessor's "Abenomics" stimulus programmes, while pushing through reforms to revitalise the economy.

IMF cuts Asia's growth forecast, warns of pandemic-driven risks

21 Oct 2020

TOKYO The International Monetary Fund slashed this year's economic forecast for Asia, reflecting a sharper-than-expected contraction in countries like India, a sign the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the region.

BOJ member says swift action needed if COVID-19 delays economic recovery

21 Oct 2020

TOKYO Bank of Japan board member Makoto Sakurai said on Wednesday the central bank must take "swift and appropriate" action if the coronavirus shock delays the country's economic recovery.

Exclusive: BOJ to cut growth, inflation forecasts as pandemic pain persists - sources

20 Oct 2020

TOKYO Japan's central bank is expected to cut its growth and price forecasts for the current fiscal year at next week's rate review, sources familiar with its thinking said, as the coronavirus pandemic weighs on the economic recovery.

Japan to join forces with U.S., Europe in regulating Big Tech firms: antitrust watchdog head

19 Oct 2020

TOKYO Japan will join forces with the United States and Europe to take on any market abuses by the four Big Tech companies, the new head of its antitrust watchdog said on Monday, a sign Tokyo will join global efforts to regulate digital platform operators.

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