TABLE-BOJ slightly revises up FY 2014/15 GDP forecast

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TOKYO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan on Thursday

slightly revised up its economic forecast for next fiscal year

and stuck to its view the country is on track to achieve the

bank's 2 percent inflation target, encouraged by signs its

aggressive stimulus is working its way through broader sectors

of the economy.

The central bank issues a semiannual report on the outlook

of the economy and prices in April and October of each year. It

reviews the forecasts in January and July.

Following is a table of median forecasts by the BOJ's nine

policy board members. Previous forecasts issued in July are in

parentheses (all for year-on-year percentage changes):

FY 2014/15 Core CPI Real GDP

Median +1.3 +1.5

(+1.3) (+1.3)

FY 2015/16 +1.9 +1.5

(+1.9) (+1.5)

*The GDP forecasts include the impact of the planned sales

tax hike in April next year and the government's stimulus

package. The CPI forecasts exclude the impact of the tax hike.

-----------------------------------------------(Reporting by Leika Kihara, Stanley White and Tetsushi

Kajimoto; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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