BOJ Affirms Easing Plan After Biggest Jump in Yields in 5 Years

BOJ Affirms Easing Plan After Biggest Jump in Yields in 5 Years

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A man rides a bicycle past a tram in Okayama, Japan. Consumer prices in Japan slid 0.5 percent in March from a year before, excluding volatile fresh-food costs, highlighting the gap the Bank of Japan has to bridge.