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Japan's consumer inflation turns positive as energy costs rise

Core CPI pushed up for the first time in 18 months

Analysts expect rising fuel costs to accelerate consumer inflation in Japan, though any increase will be modest compared with other advanced economies.    © Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) -- Japan's core consumer prices rose in September for the first time since the country was in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, a sign that rising energy and raw material costs are gradually pushing up inflation.

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