Another Package of Weak Japanese Economic Data

Today saw another weak package of weak economic data out of Japan. Some highlights were industrial production turning negative year-on-year, real personal income and consumption expenditure posting another round of deep year-on-year declines, and housing starts which continued to plummet year-on-year. As government stimulus continues to be curtailed throughout 2014 more weak data points are likely, which will probably increase the likelihood of more BOJ action.

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