Public Debt in Japan
Japan - Public DebtThe economy ended 2016 on a strong footing. The weakening of the yen and a pickup in global trade are propelling exports, which, in December, recorded their first positive reading in fifteen months. The external sector’s healthy growth momentum has started to feed into the real economy, with industrial production and retail sales expanding markedly in November. The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) represents a major blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s strategy to cement ties between the two countries in an attempt to provide a counterweight to a rising China and jumpstart the economy by fostering the external sector. While U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking a bilateral trade agreement with Japan, he has also stated that the current trade deficit with Japan is “not fair”, raising fears that he could impose trade barriers.
Japan - Public Debt Data
|Public Debt (% of GDP)||203||210||212||212||209|
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|Bond Yield||0.10||4.40 %||Feb 16|
|Exchange Rate||113.2||-0.81 %||Feb 16|
|Stock Market||19,348||-0.47 %||Feb 16|
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February 13, 2017
Although the economy managed to expand for the fourth consecutive quarter in Q4, growth softened in the October-December period as a result of stagnating private demand.
February 9, 2017
Core machinery orders (a leading indicator of capital spending over a three- to six-month period) rebounded in December and expanded at the fastest pace since June 2016.
February 2, 2017
Consumer sentiment in Japan rose marginally from December’s 43.1 to 43.2 in January, which marked the highest reading since September 2013.
January 31, 2017
Industrial production expanded 0.5% in December compared to the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms, below November’s 1.5% reading.
January 31, 2017
The Bank of Japan (BoJ) maintained its monetary policy at its 30–31 January meeting, voting to continue with its Quantitative and Qualitative Monetary Easing (QQE) with Yield Curve Control program as long as is necessary to achieve its 2.0% inflation target.