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Japan likely to time further fiscal, monetary easing with G-7 meetings

Most leaders of the group have agreed on need to deploy increased stimulus, says Abe

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Some of the officials during the first session of the G-7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Hiroshima on April 10, part of the run-up to the G-7's rotating annual summit, scheduled this year from May 26-27 in Ise-Shima.

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JAPAN appears set to go into this weekend's summit of G-7 finance ministers and central bank governors in the Japanese city of Sendai with both fiscal and monetary guns firing, and could blaze a trail for other G-7 members in terms of stepping up fiscal stimulus.

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