Japan Quarterly Business Sentiment Index (BSI) survey results for Q4

BSI Large All Industry,5.0

  • expected 10.0, prior was 11.1

BSI Large Manufacturing, 8.1

  • prior was 12.7

Japanese firms plan to raise capital spending by 4.9% in the current business year to March 2015 (was +5.7% in the previous poll)

The BSI measures the percentage of firms that expect the business environment to improve from the previous quarter minus the percentage that expect it to worsen. Positive figures mean optimists outnumber pessimists.