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Japanese Economy Contracts Bigger than Expected 7.1% in 2nd Quarter; Really Bad...


By now it should be pretty clear that Abenomics is a complete failure. Abenomics did not spur lending, investment, hiring, or wage growth.

It's one touted "success" is that prices have gone up. And for cash-strapped consumers facing higher taxes, that alleged "success" is actually a disaster.

Japanese Economy Contracts Bigger Than Expected 7.1% in Second Quarter

Please consider Japan says economy contracted 7.1 percent in April-June on bigger drop in business investment.

Japan's economy contracted at a larger than earlier estimated annual rate of 7.1 percent in April-June, as companies and households slashed spending following a tax hike.

The revised data released Monday show business investment fell more than twice as much as estimated before, or 5.1 percent, while private residential spending sank 10.4 percent, in annual terms. The earlier estimate showed the economy contracting 6.8 percent.

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