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BoJ's Shirakawa says wants to discuss with government how to strengthen ties

- Japan's Amari expects the BoJ to implement aggressive easing under clear price target.

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- Of note, overnight Japanese Economic Minister Amari said that an excessively weak JPY has negative effects on livelihoods and is not good for the economy. He added that companies must be able to overcome some forex disadvantages.
- Separately, BoJ have downgraded the assessment of 8 regions for the second straight release within the quarterly Sakura report due to the global slowdown and lower assessments of production

Print 08:08, 15 Jan 2013 - BoJ - Source: Newswires