Japan - Reuters Corporate Survey shows majority of firms still see deflation

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

In brighter news for the BOJ though, nearly three quarters of companies surveyed see the economy growing further this year 

  • 73 pct of Japanese firms expect economic expansion to continue throughout 2018
  • Roughly half of Japan firms expect the economy to stop expanding by the middle of next year
  • 14 pct of Japan firms believe Japan is out of deflation, 40 pct see no decisive end to deflation for foreseeable future
  • 68 pct of japan firms want kuroda to be reappointed when his term ends in april, 32 pct oppose it
Headlines from the survey via Reuters  

Survey conducted January 4-17

  • its conducted monthly for Reuters by Nikkei Research
  • polled 547 big and medium-sized firms
  • Around 240 answered the questions on growth and deflation

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