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The Japanese government is arranging to compile a stimulus package of at least ¥20 trillion ($188 billion) to help the domestic economy emerge from deflation and fend off the possible adverse effects of Brexit, sources said Wednesday.

The government initially envisaged compiling a stimulus package of somewhat more than ¥10 trillion. But the size is likely to double as the package will now include projects for fiscal 2017 and beyond and increase the zaito low-interest government loans by ¥6 trillion, the sources said.

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