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Bank of Japan seen easing further in 1st half of 2016 - Reuters poll

FXStreet (Mumbai) - According to the latest Reuters poll, majority of the economists expected the BOJ's next policy move would be to boost its stimulus measures, but they were split over the likely timing for the next easing - favoring either January or April.

Six of the 15 analysts polled thought the central bank would ease policy in January, while another five said the easing would take place in April, the poll taken between December 1-4 found.

Two analysts expect further stimulus will be deployed sometime in 2017, the poll showed. This was the first time the monthly poll allowed respondents to nominate policy measures expected for 2017.

The remaining respondents selected either next week's December meeting or October 2016.

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