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Kuroda's job turning into Herculean task

PITY Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ), who finds himself faced with the task of trying to stoke the fires of inflation under a still soggy Japanese economy while also having to deal with a legacy of misguided monetary management.

It is proving to be a Herculean task that he has undertaken and, while Mr Kuroda has had some successes to his credit in his first year in office, it is possible that the hard part is only just beginning. His opening gambit was impressive. A shock and...

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