Core consumer prices in Japan during August rose +2.8% on year over year terms, that was a tenth higher than expectations and exceeded the central bank's 2.0% target for the fifth consecutive month. Analysts say the price pressures come from yen weakness and raw materials.

Core consumer prices in Japan during August rose +2.8% on year over year terms, that was a tenth higher than expectations and exceeded the central bank's 2.0% target for the fifth consecutive month.  Analysts say the price pressures come from yen weakness and raw materials.