Japan: National CPI +0.5% y/y in March

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FXstreet.com (San Francisco) - In the year to march, Japan's National Consumer Price Index ( CPI ) came in better than expected with a 0.5% rise from last month's 0.3% reading, and up 0.5% from the previous month, the Statistics Bureau ( SB ) reported Friday. The figure exceeded market expectations of a +0.4% reading. The SB also reported that the CPI for Ku-area of Tokyo in April 2012(preliminary) was 99.5(2010=100) was at the same level as the previous month, and down 0.3% over the year.



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