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BOJ's Nakaso says commitment to price goal 'unshakable'

NEW YORK - The Bank of Japan's commitment to achieving its 2 percent price target is "unshakable," its deputy governor said on Friday, signaling that he has no intention of watering down the goal despite a slowdown in inflation driven by slumping oil prices.

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Head of 2018 Winter Games scotches claims of delays 27 Feb 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 27 - All venues for the 2018 Winter Olympics are on schedule and no events will be held outside host city Pyeongchang and nearby Gangneung, said the head of the Games as he refuted suggestions of delays.

Olympics-Head of 2018 Winter Games scotches claims of delays 27 Feb 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 27 - All venues for the 2018 Winter Olympics are on schedule and no events will be held outside host city Pyeongchang and nearby Gangneung, said the head of the Games as he refuted suggestions of delays.

Banker tied to Olympus accounting scandal settles with U.S. SEC 27 Feb 2015

WASHINGTON, Feb 27 - Japanese banker Hajime "Jim" Sagawa settled civil charges on Friday for his role in a massive accounting fraud cover-up at Olympus, agreeing to be barred from working in the securities industry, U.S. regulators said.

EU agency recommends approval of Otsuka kidney drug 27 Feb 2015

LONDON - A new kidney disease drug from Japan's Otsuka has been recommended for approval in Europe, the region's medicines regulator said on Friday.

UPDATE 2-Japan's GPIF buys more stocks than expected in Q4; slashes JGBs 27 Feb 2015

* Buying at double BOJ's pace, could further boost Nikkei (Recasts, adds details, analysis on stock buys)