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Japan Core Consumer Prices Rise 0.6% in May From Year Earlier

June 30, 2011

July 1 (Bloomberg) -- Japan’s core consumer prices rose 0.6 percent in May from a year earlier, the statistics bureau said in Tokyo today. The median estimate of 32 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News was for prices to increase 0.5 percent.

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