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JPY: Japanese economic outlook lowered for FY15-17 - Nomura

FXStreet (Delhi) – Research Team at Nomura, has lowered its forecast for Japan’s real GDP growth rate in FY15 (from +1.2% to +1.0%; as of 8 September), and also slashed its estimates for FY16 (from +1.9% to +1.6%) and for FY17 (from 0.0% to -0.2%) in response to their Chinese economic team substantially lowering its forecast for China’s economic growth rate on 5 October, and based on key Japan data for August, and the results of the BOJ’s September Tankan survey.

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“For China’s real GDP growth rate, we trim our projection for 2015 (from +6.9% to +6.8%), but reduce our estimates substantially for 2016 (from +6.7% to +5.8%) and for 2017 (from +6.2% to +5.6%).”

“We have reduced our Japanese economic growth rate projections for our entire forecast period, primarily because: (1) we now expect the adverse effects on Japanese exports and capex from a more severe economic slowdown in China to be greater than previously assumed; and (2) we take into account other factors, such as the indirect adverse impact on Japan from conditions in countries and economies outside of China.”

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