Japan inflation slows in February as gasoline prices fall

Business / Economy Mar 22, 2019

Japan inflation slows in February as gasoline prices fall

Underlying inflation slowed in February as gasoline prices fell for the first time in more than two years, government data showed Friday. The nationwide core consumer price index, which excludes fresh food items because of their volatility, rose 0.7 percent from a year earlier, slowing ...

Editorials Feb 18, 2019

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