Suda says Japan's economy to exceed potential

Japan's economy will expand faster than its potential and inflation will probably not rise for the time being, said Miyako Suda, a Bank of Japan policy board member.

``Though Japan's growth will slow, I expect the economy can continue to achieve an expansion faster than its potential growth rate, and that's the main scenario,'' she said at a meeting with business executives in Shimonoseki, southwestern Japan.

"Upward pressure on consumer prices won't be strong,'' she added.

Suda also said the Ba