Japan : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publication Date:

August 2, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economic growth of Japan has slowed owing to weak private consumption and sluggish investment and that inflation has lost its forward momentum. Although financial conditions remain accommodative, falling stock prices and the appreciation of the yen have resulted in a modest tightening. The outlook for growth and inflation remains subdued. The economy is expected to expand at a moderate pace of about 0.3 percent in 2016, before slowing to 0.1 percent in 2017, excluding the possible effect of the yet-to-be-adopted economic stimulus package.

Series:

Country Report No. 16/267

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 2, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475522105/1934-7685

Stock No:

1JPNEA2016001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

74

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