TOKYO, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso
said on Thursday that volatility was high in financial markets
and that he hoped markets would calm down.
Various factors are behind market moves including the
U.S.-China trade war, Aso told reporters after a cabinet
Aso also said there was no change to the government’s plan
to raise the sales tax in October, when asked if recent bond
yield moves could affect the plan.
(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto and Daniel Leussink; Editing by
© 2019 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Reuters content is the intellectual property of Thomson Reuters
or its third party content providers. Any copying, republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including
by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Thomson Reuters.
Thomson Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.
"Reuters" and the Reuters Logo are trademarks of Thomson Reuters and its affiliated companies.