TOKYO: Bank of Japan policymakers were divided on the country’s inflation outlook as rising commodity costs and new state-of-emergency curbs to combat the coronavirus pandemic weighed on a fragile recovery, minutes of their June meeting showed on Wednesday.

One member said the central bank must consider various ideas on how it could help Japan’s economy make a smooth transition towards a post-pandemic world, the minutes showed.

(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

Source: Reuters
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