Global finance chiefs signaled Japan has scope to keepstimulating its stagnant economy as long as policy makers ceasepublicly advocating a sliding yen.

The message was delivered at weekend talks of finance ministersand central bankers from the Group of 20 in Moscow. While theypledged not “to target our exchange rates for competitivepurposes,” Japan wasn't singled out for allowing the yen to dropand won backing for its push to beat deflation.

“There was no censure of the Japanese attitude, which wasconsidered a policy to develop its economy and not to intentionallydevalue,” Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega told reportersafter the meeting.

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