A Framework That Provides Clarity

During periods of “low visibility,” confusion reigns: for every indication of one trend, there seems to be a countertrend. The key is to glean from the collective wisdom of reliable leading indicators a clear signal that the economy is headed for a turn.

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Sep 11 2013

Japanese Consumer Spending Prospects

Last February we noted that, because ECRI’s Japanese Future Inflation Gauge showed deflationary pressures starting to recede long before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was elected, further monetary easing would likely be excessive and might also bring new risks to the Japanese economy.

In this context, our latest analysis focuses on the likely impact of Abenomics on Japanese consumer spending growth.

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ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan talks with the BBC to put today's jobs report in the context of larger trends. More