Last quote by Yoshiki Shinke
Inflation will accelerate this year due to a rebound in energy costs and the weak-yen effect. But it won't heighten much next year unless wages spike and boost spending. The hurdle for hitting 2% inflation remains very high, which means the BOJ will maintain its ultra-loose monetary policy for the time being.
Mar 02 2017
Yoshiki Shinke has been quoted 10 times. The two most recent articles where Yoshiki Shinke has been quoted are Japan department store sales hit 36-year low in 2016 and Japan consumer prices slump in November, look for 2017 rebound. Most recently, Yoshiki Shinke was quoted as having said, “I expect consumption to fare somewhat better this year, though Japanese consumers may not boost spending much if the rising cost of imports push up grocery bills.”.
Quotes by Yoshiki Shinke
Jan 20 2017
I expect consumption to fare somewhat better this year, though Japanese consumers may not boost spending much if the rising cost of imports push up grocery bills.
Dec 27 2016
It's clear trend inflation was weak until December because prices were falling for many non-energy items. But inflation will turn positive and may accelerate to around 1 percent in summer or autumn next year. That's bad news for consumers but good news for the BOJ as it tries to achieve its price target.
Oct 13 2016
The BOJ won't ease just because of a modest downgrade in its inflation forecasts as it probably wants to save its dwindling policy tools for when the yen spikes.
Sep 21 2016
Exports lacked momentum, although they were not so weak as the headline figure suggested. On average they were largely flat or on a gradual recovery.
Sep 21 2016
Given the yen's gains, however, exports would likely struggle to accelerate ahead.
May 27 2016
We're seeing downward pressure on inflation not only from energy but from food prices.
May 27 2016
Both prices and the economy are weak, so expectations for further BOJ easing will heighten.
Mar 08 2016
Economic indicators in January are weak. The economy likely won't rebound significantly in January-March.
Aug 19 2013
Hopefully that will offset risks, notably the possibility that China's economic recovery will remain weak.
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