Yen Jumps After Japan's Aso Says No Need for Intervention NowJapanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said the yen’s recent move isn’t abrupt enough to warrant intervention. “From our perspective, the current situation doesn’t warrant special intervention. The yen isn’t rising or falling abruptly,” Aso said, answering questions from a lawmaker in parliament on Thursday. He didn’t specify what kind of intervention he was talking about, but the remark sent the yen higher.
Japan’s economy grew at an annualized rate of 0.5 percent in the three months through December, capping an eighth straight quarterly expansion which is the longest stretch in nearly 30 years. But it was a decline from more than 2 percent in each of the previous two quarters, and with the yen’s surge set to lower import prices, the Bank of Japan looks to have an even tougher job hitting its 2 percent inflation target.
Nearly five years of unprecedented stimulus has brought inflation to only about half the level he first pledged to hit in about two years. Yet concerns are growing about the sustainability of the BOJ’s stimulus and how it will manage an eventual policy exit. The central bank owns about 40 percent of outstanding Japanese government bonds, and its balance sheet has swollen to nearly the size of the nation’s 549 trillion yen ($5 trillion) economy.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".