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Japan's Strong 1Q GDP Belies Reflation Shortfall

Mikio Kumada, Global Strategist LGT Capital Partners, Hong Kong

20-May-16 07:07

Japan's Strong 1Q GDP Belies Reflation Shortfall

Despite that strong 1.7% GDP growth Japan achieved in the first quarter, investment in the private sector was weak.

Further stimulus is needed otherwise a slowdown will ensue.

A US-Japan political standoff is also developing because of the yen's strength.

Investments are now risk-off.

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