Stock Market in Japan
Japan - Stock MarketEconomic activity has performed relatively well in Q4 as the weakening of the yen following Donald Trump’s victory in the November U.S. presidential election and a modest pick-up in global growth supported business confidence. On the downside, poor gains in wage growth continue to constrain private consumption. Although GDP expanded for the third consecutive quarter in Q3, the reading was revised down due to a worse-than-expected performance in private investment and a sharp destocking process. Moreover, a change in accounting standards and the base year for GDP contributed to the lower figure. The government unveiled the FY 2017 budget on 8 December, which is expected to be approved by the Cabinet on 22 December. The budget intends to rein in social security costs, boost the country’s workforce and encourage salary increases. Moreover, the government is set to approve a third supplementary budget for this year, amounting to USD 1.7 billion and focusing on earthquake reconstruction and military spending.
Japan - Stock Market Data
|Stock Market (annual variation in %)||-17.3||22.9||56.7||7.1||9.1|
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|Bond Yield||0.07||-12.00 %||Jan 20|
|Exchange Rate||114.6||-0.21 %||Jan 20|
|Stock Market||19,138||0.34 %||Jan 20|
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January 16, 2017
Core machinery orders (a leading indicator of capital spending over a three- to six-month period) in Japan fell in November after briefly recovering in the previous month.
January 10, 2017
Japanese consumer sentiment rose from November’s 40.9 to 43.1 in December, which marked the highest print since September 2013.
December 28, 2016
Industrial production in Japan expanded 1.5% in November compared to the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms, above October’s revised 0.0% reading (previously reported: +0.1% month-on-month).
December 27, 2016
The core consumer price index was entirely flat in November compared to the previous month, below October’s 0.2% rise.
December 19, 2016
In November, nominal Japanese exports valued in yen fell 0.4% from the same month last year, which followed October’s 10.3% decline.