New Japan MOF chief to be soft on BOJ

According to this article from Reuters, published Wednesday 27 September, newly appointed Japanese finance minister Koji Omi is unlikely to adopt his predecessor's stance on intervention in the Bank of Japan's monetary policy.

"His stance is in contrast with that of Heizo Takenaka, former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's right-hand man on economic policy and seen as taking a hard line against monetary tightening by the central bank," the article says.

"Formerly chairman of an LDP commission on

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