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Latest BOJ tankan survey shows businesses still in the doldrums

This is despite the sharp depreciation in the yen, which should have boosted exports, and the fall in oil prices

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The latest findings in the tankan are not good for Mr Abe, whose Abenomics policies will be judged at local elections across Japan this month.

Tokyo

AFTER two years of "Abenomics" policies and two successive rounds of aggressive monetary easing, the mood among Japanese businesses and industry remains highly cautious, and is likely to remain so in the short-term, the latest tankan survey by the Bank of Japan (BOJ) revealed on