LONDON - Equity investors piled a net $9.1 billion into Japan mutual funds and ETFs last month, while exiting some emerging markets, showing continued support for "Abenomics" - Japan's efforts to revitalise economic growth.
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TOKYO, May 22 - Japanese buyers of copper ore from Indonesia's Grasberg mine have stockpiles at the closed mine and a port in the area, and have no immediate plans to buy from other suppliers, a mining industry association in Japan said on Wednesday.
TOKYO - The Bank of Japan vowed on Wednesday to take necessary steps to reduce volatility in bond markets that has threatened to jeopardise the government's fight to end deflation and revive growth.
TOKYO - The Bank of Japan vowed on Wednesday to take necessary steps to reduce volatility in bond markets that has threatened to jeopardize the government's fight to end deflation and revive growth. | Video
* Kuroda says to contain JGB turbulence via market operations
BERLIN, May 22 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport have rejected Japanese hammer thrower Koji Murofushi's appeal against the blocking of his election to the International Olympic Committee's Athletes Commission, CAS said on Wednesday.
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