Benjamin Cole | Japan has put together a string of five straight quarters of real growth, along with declining unemployment and minute amounts of inflation. Some have recently termed Abenomics “a big success.”
Monetary and fiscal stimulus policies have failed to reactivate consumer confidence in Japan and it declined into a light, but cronic deflation of 0.3% in 2016.
Julius Baer | Japan’s Q2 growth missed forecasts, confirming expectations for a sluggish economy, on weak exports and business investment. GDP expanded at an annualised pace of 0.2%, missing estimates for a 0.7% increase.
Julius Baer | For the market, the additional budget package is insufficient to stimulate the economy but seemingly too much to leave yields where they are.
BARCLAYS | Japan’s Recession probability are high GDP growth in Q3 15 will have crucial implications in gauging the economic and policy outlook for the near future.
Japan’s economy contracts in Q2, as exports and consumer spending shrink.
May 25, 2015 | By Benjamin Cole via Marcus Nunes‘Historinhas | The International Monetary Fund on May 22 badgered the Bank of Japan to adopt a more aggressive growth stance, even though the island nation posted Q1 real GDP growth of 2.4%, and an annual inflation rate of 2.3%—along with an unemployment rate of 3.4%.
May 21, 2015 | By Benjamin Cole via Marcus’ Nunes Historinhas | If you don’t like quantitative easing, then consider this: The Nikkei 225, a broad measure of Japan’s stock market, is up 45.9% in the last 52 weeks.
TOKYO | By Nobumasa Akiyama Via Caixin | Deeds not words will determine whether Shinzo Abe will be a success in 2015, a year full of challenges.
Japan’s descent into recession has prompted questions of what the country must do to right itself — and many agree that “Abenomics” will not be enough. Most Japan watchers and economists, and even Abe himself, say that to restore sustainable growth, Japan needs sweeping deregulation and structural reforms. But pushing through such changes is proving daunting, despite Abe’s pledges to “drill deep into the bedrock” of Japan’s vested interests.