Yoshihide Suga as Japan's next premier may be tough partner for BOJ

Topics Japan | Bank of Japan

By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - The growing likelihood that Yoshihide Suga will succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's new premier may be a mixed blessing for the country's central bank.

As Abe's key lieutenant and the government's top spokesman, Suga is a safe pair of hands and has a thorough knowledge of the Bank of Japan's policy framework, but he also knows how to pressure the bank into action. With Suga solidifying support within the country's ruling party ahead of a leadership election later this month,.....

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