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Reuters has recently reported the findings of its latest poll on the Japanese economy and said that the GDP was expected to expand 0.6% both in 2019 and 2020 compared to 0.7% and 0.5% reported, respectively, in February poll.

Key highlights (via Reuters)

  •  Japan FY2019 core CPI forecast 0.7 pct, FY2020 0.8 pct (vs 0.8 pct, 0.8 pct in February).
  • 29 of 39 economists say BoJ’s next move will be to normalise policy (vs 29 of 38 in February poll).
  • Economists give mixed marks to BoJ’s monetary policy under Kuroda.