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Japan may be on route for a 'soft' form of helicopter money

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TIME TO ACT?: With prices falling on soft consumption and inflation expectations weakening, the BOJ could justify further stimulus as a necessary step to reach its 2 per cent inflation goal.

Tokyo

JAPANESE policymakers, who won't go as far as funding government spending through direct debt monetisation, might pursue a mix of aggressive fiscal and monetary expansion to battle deflation, say sources familiar with the matter.

In the past week, Japanese markets have seen