Bank of Japan survey of business

  • Tankan Large Mfg Index 5: expected -1, prior was -10
  • Tankan Large Mfg Outlook 4: expected 4, prior was -8
  • Tankan Large Non-Mfg Index -1: expected -4, prior was -5
  • Tankan Large Non-Mfg Outlook -1: expected -1, prior was -6

Capex indications.

  • Tankan Large All Industry Capex 0.5%: expected -1.4%, prior was -1.2%

Smaller firms for faring as well as the larger 'Japan Inc.' firms:

  • Tankan Small Mfg Index -13: expected -20, prior was -27
  • Tankan Small Mfg Outlook -12: expected -17, prior was -20
  • Tankan Small Non-Mfg Index -11: expected -14, prior was -12
  • Tankan Small Non-Mfg Outlook -16: expected -14, prior was -20

I mentioned in the preview to this that the Reuters monthly tankan surveys were flagging improvement - yep. Of course, still a long road ahead for Japan.