Shinzo Abe - the frontrunner to be next Japanese PM - backs off recent calls to essentially make...

|By:, SA News Editor

Shinzo Abe - the frontrunner to be next Japanese PM - backs off recent calls to essentially make the BOJ an arm of the government, saying he would not comment on monetary policy as PM. His retreat comes as he was criticized by the country's main business lobby for actions threatening the credibility of JGBs.