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BOJ more likely to go for easing with limp July data

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With further evidence emerging on Wednesday that Japan's economy is continuing to stagnate, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) looks almost certain to adopt new monetary-easing tactics this month to forestall the economy's sliding back into deflation and possible recession, analysts say.

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WITH further evidence emerging on Wednesday that Japan's economy is continuing to stagnate, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) looks almost certain to adopt new monetary-easing tactics this month to forestall the economy's sliding back into deflation and possible recession, analysts say.