Fukui vows to fight deflation as credit eased

Bank of Japan chief Toshihiko Fukui on Tuesday 21 January renewed his pledge to fight deflation with sustained credit easing while saying the risk of a high yen curtailing the economic recovery has not increased.

With few tools left to steer the economy into mild inflation, Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui stressed that its decision on Tuesday to ease credit further aims to ensure commercial banks will keep providing extremely low-interest loans to companies that are still restructuring.

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