Consumer Price Index


BoJ upbeat, but stimulus exit distant

The Bank of Japan has kept monetary policy unchanged and offered its most optimistic assessment of the economy in nine years, signalling its confidence that a pick-up in overseas demand will help sustain an...


Retail sales rise, so do prices

A strong rise in retail sales and consumer prices in January point to an acceleration in economic growth in the first quarter. Fred Katayama reports. Retail sales rise, so do prices