BoJ's Fukui says risks to sustained growth remain

Bank of Japan governor Toshihiko Fukui said Wednesday 14 February he remains cautious about the outlook for sustained growth of the Japanese economy because it is still exposed to various risks.

"I'm not too optimistic about risk factors to say they are fading away," Fukui told the lower house budget committee.

"The housing market in the US is still going through an adjustment phase," he said.

"Fortunately, it (the US economy) is coming closer to a so-called soft landing, but we will have to w