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Global oil price slide undercuts Kuroda's inflation efforts

Economist sees high chance of further monetary easing sometime around July
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 05:50

Tokyo

WHEN a country imports almost all its energy, a slide in oil prices to a four-year low should be helpful - cutting costs for companies and households. For Japan, it may not be so simple.

Japan's reliance on fossil-fuel imports has deepened since Japan shuttered its nuclear-