October 31, 2019 / 11:51 PM / 12 days ago

Japan financial minister Aso sees no need now for economic stimulus

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso arrives for the G20 meeting during the IMF and World Bank's 2019 Annual Fall Meetings of finance ministers and bank governors, in Washington, October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday he saw no need now to compile stimulus measures to support the economy.

Asked about a media report that the government was considering crafting a stimulus plan, Aso said: “I have not received instructions” from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chris Gallagher

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