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Abe says govt will front-load budget spending, talks down sales tax delay

He also rules out a snap lower house election to coincide with a poll for the upper chamber

Mr Abe brushed off suggestions from some members of the ruling party that the government may announce another 10 trillion yen of fiscal stimulus.


THE best way to boost the economy is to quickly implement the existing budget for the next fiscal year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday, rejecting speculation he would announce a supplementary spending package.

Speaking after the parliament passed a record 96.7...

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