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Japan’s Kishida rules out changing policy agreement with BOJ

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By Leika Kihara and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) -Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday brushed aside the chance of adding wage growth as a new monetary policy goal the government and the central bank should pursue to underpin a fragile economy. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda also concurred with Kishida, saying that setting real wage growth as its policy target would be difficult. “I’m not thinking of reviewing it,” Kishida told parliament, when asked by an opposition lawmaker to change the wording in a joint BOJ-government policy statement agreed upon in 2013. “The gove…

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