Japan continues its deflationary march, as its CPI falls 0.5% in July, the 17th consecutive...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japan continues its deflationary march, as its CPI falls 0.5% in July, the 17th consecutive monthly decline. Prime Minister Kan warns of "decisive action" to protect the economy and announces a meeting with the central bank chief. Dollar at 84.65 yen in late trading in Tokyo, up from the day's low of 84.23.