Japan Inflation Cools, Household Spending, Incomes Soften

March 27, 2015 12:54 AM

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Japan has reported lackluster inflation and wages data for February that suggest its economic recovery remains in the doldrums.

The government said Friday that core inflation was 2.0 percent in February, down from 2.2 percent in January. Excluding the impact of an April 2014 sales tax hike, inflation was flat.

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