BOJ’s path in focus after Japan labor unions win big pay raises

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BOJ’s path in focus after Japan labor unions win big pay raises
The results were above economist expectations and follow the BOJ governor’s comments that suggested sustained pay hikes of 3% are needed for the bank to …
Germany and Japan vow to deepen ties on defense and raw materials
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