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     TOKYO (MNI) - The following are the median economist forecasts for the Bank
of Japan's quarterly Tankan business sentiment survey for December due out on
Dec 13, 0850JST (2350 GMT Dec 12):
Data                  Median Forecast  Previous Survey
------------------------------------------------------
Large Mfg DI                        3                5
Large Non-Mfg DI                   17               21
Small Mfg DI                       -7               -4
Small Non-Mfg DI                    5               10
Capex by Big Firms                6.0              6.6
Capex by Small Firms             -2.9             -6.7
                        Sentiment Diffusion
                                      Index
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Large     Small         Small
                                  Large Mfg      Non-mfg       Mfg       Non-mfg
Median Forecast                           3           17        -7             5
High Forecast                             3           18        -5             9
Low Forecast                              2           13        -8             1
Previous Survey                           5           21        -4            10
No. of Responses                          8            8         8             8
Mizuho Research                           3           18        -5             9
BNP Paribas                               3           16        -7             5
JP Morgan                                 3           15        -7             4
Sumitomo Mitsui DS AM                     3           14        -8             6
Japan Research                            3           13        -6             1
Daiwa Institute of
Research                                  2           17        -7             7
NLI                                       2           17        -7             5
Mitsubishi UFJ R&C                        2           17        -8             3
Fiscal 2019 Capex Plans (% y/y)
----------------------------------------------------------
                                  Large Firms  Small Firms
Median Forecast                           6.0         -2.9
High Forecast                             6.3         -2.2
Low Forecast                              5.0         -4.8
Previous Survey                           6.6         -6.7
No. of Responses                            8            8
Mizuho Research                           6.1         -2.5
BNP Paribas                               6.3         -2.9
JP Morgan                                 5.3         -2.2
Sumitomo Mitsui DS AM                     6.0         -3.3
Japan Research                            6.0         -2.7
Daiwa Institute of Research               5.7         -4.2
NLI                                       6.0         -2.8
Mitsubishi UFJ R&C                        5.0         -4.8
--MNI London Bureau; tel: +44 203-586-2225; email: les.commons@marketnews.com
--MNI Tokyo Bureau; tel: +81 90-2175-0040; email: hiroshi.inoue@marketnews.com
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