September 13, 2019 / 1:59 AM / 3 months ago

Japan finance finister Aso - Economy remains in moderate recovery

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso answers a question during a news conference of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Fukuoka, Japan June 9, 2019. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday he saw no change in the view that the economy remains in moderate recovery as its fundamentals supporting domestic demand were firm.

Aso, speaking to reporters after a cabinet meeting, declined to comment on the European Central Bank’s decision to adopt a package of monetary stimulus.

Asked how the ECB’s move may affect the Bank of Japan’s policy-setting meeting next week, Aso said it was up to the BOJ to decide monetary policy.

Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

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