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IMF Staff Will Discusss ‘Near-Term Risks’ on Japan Visit

February 04, 2012

Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- The International Monetary Fund said today that staff members will visit Japan starting next week to “discuss near-term risks, including from the ongoing crisis in Europe, and the volatile currency markets, where the Japanese yen appreciated significantly.”

“The mission will seek to assess their impact on the Japanese economy and policy options to mitigate these risks. In particular, IMF staff will examine potential further steps to combat deflation and raise potential growth, through monetary policy as well as comprehensive structural reforms,” according to an IMF statement released in Washington. It said the visit will take place from Feb. 6 to Feb. 13.

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