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Japan to strengthen monitoring against improper trading activity - Aso

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso listens to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria during the G20 Ministerial Symposium on International Taxation in the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Fukuoka

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA) will strengthen monitoring against improper trading activity given heightened market volatility, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday.

Aso said the FSA would work with the country's securities watchdog and stock exchanges to monitor fraudulent activities in market operations, such as those related to short selling, and strictly deal with violations.


(Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Chris Gallagher)