Japan’s monetary base expanded 13.6 percent in January from a year earlier for the 36th straight monthly rise, the Bank of Japan said Tuesday.

The rise marked the 29th consecutive month of double-digit gain. The January expansion follows increases of 20.6 percent in October, 16.7 percent in November and 13.2 percent in December, the BOJ said.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.