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Japan offers upbeat economic assessment

  • For the first time since May of 2012, Japan's Cabinet Office says its coincident index is "improving", which indicates the government sees "a high likelihood of an economic expansion" based on the composite of 11 key economic indicators.
  • "The indicators that most contributed to the rise were manufacturing-related numbers, such as industrial output and industrial electricity usage," WSJ notes.
  • Official release
  • On Thursday, the BOJ made similar comments, saying the economy is "improving moderately."
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  • User 353732
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    The 25 th such assessment in the past 25 years of economic stagnation; demographic decline and geo strategic marginalization.
    Japan is now in a multi decade and secular decline and almost nothing now can reverse this trajectory.
    6 Sep 2013, 07:21 AM Reply Like
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