Japan Finance Minister says too early to comment on stimulus

FILE PHOTO: Japan's newly-appointed Finance Minister Taro Aso speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon REFILE - CORRECTING ID

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Friday declined to comment on plans for a stimulus budget, saying it was too early to do so as recent data showed the economy in moderate recovery.

"It's true (recent) economic indicators point to an economic recovery, albeit moderately," Aso told reporters after a cabinet meeting.

(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto)

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