MORE:BOJ’s Kuroda Says Too Early to Discuss Easing Exit Strategy

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks today in parliament in Tokyo. * Yields could rise if BOJ seen financing government debt: Kuroda * Govt decision to raise sales-tax rate makes govt-BOJ commitment on fiscal reconstruction clearer; was a very significant decision * Expect CPI to gradually shift upwards: Kuroda * BOJ still aims to achieve 2% inflation target within two years: Kuroda * NOTE: BOJ today raised its assessment of economic conditions in all nine regions of Japan in its quarterly Sakura report; cites improvement in employment, income and production * NOTE: BOJ on Oct. 4 refrained from adding to unprecedented easing

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