Ito says Japan panel may discuss inflation target

Japan's key economic panel may discuss whether the Bank of Japan should adopt an inflation target to aid policy coordination with the government, new panel member Takatoshi Ito said Thursday 12 October in an interview.

Setting a numerical goal for inflation would clearly show what the Bank of Japan aims to achieve and improve its policy transparency, Ito, a professor of economics at Tokyo University's graduate school, told Bloomberg in an interview in Tokyo Thursday.

``An inflation target is a

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