GDP Disappoints Again in 4th Quarter, Part 2

posted by Richard Katz on February 18, 2015

Found in Japan, categorized in Macro

Tags: TOE Richard Katz Abe tax hike Japanese economy

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Should this prove to be a “rosy scenario,” we suspect Abe would be more inclined to miss the deficit goal than to let the economy get too soft, just as he postponed the tax hike.


While GDP overall disappointed, there are some bright spots which suggest that 2015 should look better than the zero growth seen in 2104.

About Richard Katz

Richard Katz

Richard Katz is Editor of The Oriental Economist Report, a monthly newsletter on Japan, as well as the semi-weekly TOE Alert e-mail service on Japan, and is also a special correspondent at Weekly Toyo Keizai, a leading Japanese business weekly.

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