Japan Economics

Japan Economics Focus

10 October, 2017

Election unlikely to revive Abenomics

Victory for Prime Minister Abe in this month’s election would keep Japan on the same track it has been on since 2012, pursuing fiscal tightening, loose monetary policy and tentative structural reform. Given the economy’s relatively strong recent growth performance that might seem welcome. But we believe that holding to the status quo on policy will result in Japan’s growth disappointing over coming years.

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