JAPAN DATA: The revision to Japan’s consumer price index to be
announced next month will produce only a minor shuffle of the basket of
goods and services used for calculating the data, and thus the consensus
call by economists that it will push down the annual rate of core CPI by
around 0.5 percentage point is roughly on target, a senior government
official told Market News International. See our exclusive interview and
details of changes to the CPI basket published on the Main Wire at 0208
ET.