Fiscal Balance in Japan

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Japan - Fiscal Balance

While the economy continues to sail along, some clouds have started to emerge in recent months. Wage growth remains limited, constraining a sustained recovery in domestic demand and failing to boost inflation expectations. Moreover, machinery orders—a leading indicator for capital expenditure—contracted for the second consecutive month in May, indicating weak investment in the near future. While exports continued to expand robustly in June, the recent surge in imports suggests that the contribution from the external sector to overall growth may have declined in Q2. In the political arena, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suffered a severe defeat in the election of Tokyo’s metropolitan parliament. While his leadership has not yet been called into question, the result signals voters’ growing disaffection with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and threatens the prospects for Abe’s reelection as the party leader in 2018.

Japan - Fiscal Balance Data

2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  
Fiscal Balance (% of GDP)-9.5  -9.0  -8.5  -6.2  -5.4  

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Bond Yield0.0814.29 %Jul 26
Exchange Rate111.2-0.64 %Jul 26
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