Japan Economics

Japan Economics Focus

15 May, 2017

Is the Bank of Japan’s work done?

Japan’s economy has been performing well recently and we expect growth to exceed most estimates of its sustainable rate this year. But inflation remains low and, with wages still barely rising, there is little chance of it stabilising at a level that would allow the Bank of Japan to conclude that its work was done. Unlike in the US and euro-zone, there is no prospect of monetary tightening in the foreseeable future.

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