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Wednesday, Aug 14
Nikkei lower, Japan says deflation ending
- The Nikkei falls 1.6% in Tokyo as the yen is 0.34% firmer against the dollar to ¥97.80. In its monthly economic report, the Japanese government kept its assessment of the overall economy largely unchanged while noting that "recent price developments indicate deflation is ending."
- Across the region: Hang Seng +0.5%, Shanghai Composite +0.2%, ASX +0.1%, Kospi closed.