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BOJ tankan to show mixed business mood amid strong yen: poll

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WORK IN PROGRESS: Sentiment of big manufacturers is expected to improve slightly in the next three months supported by the government's economic stimulus steps, according to the poll.

Tokyo

JAPANESE manufacturers' mood improved for the first time in five quarters while service sector confidence worsened to the lowest since 2014, a Reuters poll showed, as the effects of a strong yen filtered through the economy.

The Bank of Japan's (BOJ) quarterly tankan business