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Japan Economy: Front-Loaded Demand Underpins Economy – March 2014

Snapshot of latest economic data from Japan.

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Japanese unemployment falls to 3.6% - a 6-and-a-half year low. Core CPI inflation remains steady at 1.3%. Retail sales continue to be strong, led by high ticket items ahead of April’s VAT increase. Question remains what would happen after the tax introduction.

Published 16 April 2014