Japan's Tanigaki says deflation end needed

The Bank of Japan should take "effective measures" to end deflation, Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki said on Tuesday 15 March.

``Recent economic indicators show that deflation isn't over yet,'' Tanigaki said at a press conference in Tokyo after the Cabinet met. ``It's necessary that the central bank continue to implement effective measures to overcome deflation.''

Asked about the impact of higher bond yields on interest payments on outstanding government bond sales, Tanigaki said the

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