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Taxing times for Abe

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Japan's surprise recession has clouded its fiscal future. Data released on Nov 17 showed the country's output has fallen for a second straight quarter.

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JAPAN's surprise recession has clouded its fiscal future. Data released on Nov 17 showed the country's output has fallen for a second straight quarter. Once again, the modest 3 percentage point increase in Japan's sales tax rate in April was the culprit. The fragility of private...

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