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Abe Goes Ahead and Orders Tax Increase

SAO PAULO | Bu Marcus Nunes | What Japan needs to do is keep doing what Abenomics said it would. Since their explicit target is 2% inflation, they will have to ‘factor out’ the tax increase. In the past they didn’t and we know what happened. If the BoJ’s Kuroda does his job well Japan has a fighting chance to progress, and the median calculation of economists that expect a short-term contraction following the tax will not pan out.