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MNI DATA SURVEY: Japan December Household Spending

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     TOKYO (MNI) - The following is the median forecast from MNI's economist
survey for key Japanese data due in this week.
Date          JST/GMT                 Data   Month   Median          Previous
Fri, Feb 8  0830/2330   Household Spending     Dec      1.0  % y/y       -0.6
Real Spending (Households With Two Or More People)
                                                    Change y/y %
Median Forecast                                              1.0
High Forecast                                                3.1
Low Forecast                                                -0.3
Previous Month                                              -0.6
Standard Deviation                                           0.9
No. of Responses                                              13
                                                    Change y/y %
Mizuho Research Institute                                    3.1
Japan Research Institute                                     2.9
Nomura Securities                                            1.5
Daiwa Institute of Research                                  1.3
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities                               1.1
BNP Paribas                                                  1.0
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting                       1.0
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute                             0.8
Norinchukin Research Institute                               0.8
Hamagin Research Institute                                   0.6
NLI Research Institute                                       0.6
SMBC Nikko Securities                                        0.6
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management                            -0.3
--MNI Beijing Bureau; tel: +86 (10) 8532-5998; email:

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