Japan Stocks Rise on Weaker Yen as U.S. Rate Hike Bets Increase

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  • Fed Vice Chairman Fischer says still chance of 2016 rate hike
  • BOJ’s Kuroda says ‘sufficient chance’ of easing in September

Bank of Japan Shocks for Japanese Stocks

Shares in Tokyo rose and the yen weakened as the prospect of Federal Reserve tightening boosted the dollar while Japan’s central bank head said he saw a possibility of expanded stimulus as soon as next month.

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