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Aso named Japan’s next finance chief as Abe primes fiscal pump

By Quartz Staff in Japan


A link from Bloomberg

“Taro Aso, son of a cement magnate and a champion of pork-barrel spending when prime minister, will become Japan ‘s sixth finance chief in three years, auguring expanded fiscal stimulus in the world’s third-largest economy. Aso, 72, will also serve as deputy prime minister and financial services minister in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said in Tokyo today.”