Japan : Economic and Policy Developments

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

November 2, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Fiscal policy has been strongly expansionary for most of the past decade in Japan. The resulting strain on public finances has made stimulus policies more difficult to maintain. The stance of monetary policy has remained unchanged over the past year. Further progress in resolving banking problems is essential given the plan to remove blanket deposit insurance in April 2002 and to lay the foundation for sustained growth. The paper discusses recent developments in the field of structural reform and deregulation in Japan.

Series:

Country Report No. 00/143

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 2, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451820546/1934-7685

Stock No:

1JPNEA0022000

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

101

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