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The next extra budget for fiscal 2011 is likely to amount to ¥2.53 trillion, including financial support for smaller businesses suffering from the recent sharp rise of the yen, sources said Wednesday.

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s Cabinet is expected to agree next Tuesday to a draft of the fourth supplementary budget for the year ending March 31. It will be sent to the Diet early next year.

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