Japan's GDP grew 1.4% annualized in Q2, sharply below Q1's 5.5% and well short of the 2.3%...

|By:, SA News Editor
Japan's GDP grew 1.4% annualized in Q2, sharply below Q1's 5.5% and well short of the 2.3% forecast. The strong yen - cruising near an all-time high vs. the greenback for much of the last year (and hitting record highs vs. the euro) - gets plenty of ink, but demographic math is surely working against speedy growth. The Nikkei is flat.