BOJ sees deflation continuing for a while

Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui said in a speech Monday that Japan's economy is continuing to recover in a stable manner but prices should stay "slightly negative" for a while.

"Our economy is recovering in a stable manner and domestic demand is increasingly firm," Fukui in a speech Monday to the central bank's regional branch managers.

"Looking at households, the fall in incomes is easing and consumer spending is looking stronger."

"Changes in consumer prices have been around zero on a y

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