BOJ Yamaguchi signals possible mon policy ease

Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Yutaka Yamaguchi says he is now more cautious about prospects for the Japanese economy than he was in 2000, signaling the central bank has not ruled out a possible relaxation of its monetary policy, Kyodo News reported. "I cannot help viewing prospects for economic growth and prices in Japan as considerably more severe than last year," Yamaguchi said in an interview with Kyodo News on Feb 23.

"We would like to consider and choose every possible measure we can. We

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