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A more complete GDP estimate showed that the economy rebounded in Q2 at a stronger pace than previously reported on the back of surging investment, especially in the non-residential sector. Strong corporate earnings and still positive business sentiment are propelling investment growth. However, despite accelerating in Q2, private consumption remains weak as a tight labor market has not yet translated into a boost to workers’ paychecks. Exports, meanwhile, continued to post positive figures in August, mostly due to solid shipments to China. That said, the contribution to overall growth will likely diminish in Q3 as rising oil prices pile pressure on the trade balance, which swung to a deficit in July and August. In the political arena, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was reelected leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) by a landslide on 20 September. Now on course to become Japan’s longest-serving leader, his victory may embolden him to revise the country’s pacifist constitution.

Japan - Public Debt Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Public Debt (% of GDP)232  236  231  236  -     

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