Japan’s Nov core consumer prices rise 3.7% year/year

TOKYO, Dec 23 (Reuters) – Japan’s core consumer prices rose 3.7% in November from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday.

The increase in the core consumer price index, which excludes volatile fresh food but includes oil costs, matched a median market forecast for a 3.7% increase. (Reporting by Yoshifumi Takemoto and Leika Kihara Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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