Japan business confidence up after almost 2 years


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More positive news good to see.

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Ok. Let's see wages go up. Not gonna happen.

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There is no doubt that the Japanese economy is picking up pace, but it remains to be seen whether it is sustainable. It is also worth noting that there is only a marginal improvement in sentiment among smaller companies, and that the outlook for certain sectors for the 2nd half of this fiscal year is actually being revised down. This points to the effects of Abenomics being at this point almost exclusively driven by the weaker Yen, which mainly large exporters benefit from.

Importantly - Monetary expansion in itself is not going to be enough to in the long run, and so more detail on the Third Arrow is sorely needed. In the face of a weakening global economy (lead by China), Japan has to do something exceptional in its domestic economy to remain afloat and avoid losing control of government finances, and for that to happen, serious domestic economic reforms need to take place.

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However, the business confidence of Small & Medium Companies still remains negative ...!

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