FOCUS: Suga's continuity policy gives market firm footing, focus now on snap poll

Financial markets in Japan are expected to find a firm footing following Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s pledge to continue with his predecessor Shinzo Abe’s economic policies to bring the coronavirus-stricken economy back onto a growth track.Market participants are closely watching whether the new premier will dissolve the lower house of parliament for a snap election in the coming months to strengthen his grip on power, a move that could boost confidence over the continuity of economic policy.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index is expected to test an upside of around 24,000 by the end of the year…

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