Japan: Government to appoint academic Ueda as next BoJ governor – sources

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TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese government is expected to appoint Kazuo Ueda, an academic and former member of the board of governors of the central bank, as the next governor of the Bank of Japan (BoJ), government sources learned Reuters on Friday, confirming a information from the Nikkei daily.

The government will also appoint Ryozo Himino, a former head of the BoJ’s banking supervisor, and central bank executive Shinichi Uchida as deputy governors, the sources and the Nikkei also said.

In the markets, the yen strengthened from around 131.55 yen per dollar to around 130.60 after the release of the Nikkei information.

(Report Leika Kihara and Daniel Leussink; French version Claude Chendjou, edited by Blandine Hénault)

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