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Goldman's chief Japan economist to join Barclays - Nikkei

May 11 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Japan Co's chief Japan economist, Tetsufumi Yamakawa, will join Barclays Capital Japan Ltd next month, the Nikkei business daily reported. Yamakawa will be co-head of the research division at Barclays Capital, overseeing economic research as well as stock and bond investment strategy proposals, the paper said. The Nikkei said Yamakawa will help Barclays to expand information services for investors. Yamakawa left the Bank of Japan to join Goldman Sachs in 1994, the paper said. (Reporting by Gowri Jayakumar in Bangalore; Editing by Unnikrishnan Nair) ((gowri.jayakumar@thomsonreuters.com; within U.S. +1 646 223 8780; outside U.S. +91 80 4135 5800; Reuters Messaging: gowri.jayakumar.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net) Keywords: GOLDMANSACHS/ COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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