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Bullish Argument Down, But Not Out

     TOKYO (MNI) - The following are the median forecasts from MNI's economist
survey for key Japanese data due in this week.
Date           JST/GMT               Data  Month  Median         Previous
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Fri, Apr 26  0830/2330     Tokyo Core CPI    Apr     1.1  % y/y       1.1
Fri, Apr 26  0830/2330  Unemployment Rate    Mar     2.4      %       2.3
Fri, Apr 26  0850/2350  Industrial Output    Mar    -0.1  % m/m       0.7
Fri, Apr 26  0850/2350       Retail Sales    Mar     0.8  % y/y       0.6
Consumer Price Index (Excluding Fresh Food)
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                                             Tokyo % y/y
Median Forecast                                      1.1
High Forecast                                        1.4
Low Forecast                                         0.9
Previous Month                                       1.1
Standard Deviation                                   0.1
No. of Responses                                      12
                                             Tokyo % y/y
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting               1.4
BNP Paribas                                          1.2
NLI Research Institute                               1.2
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute                     1.1
Hamagin Research Institute                           1.1
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities                       1.1
SMBC Nikko Securities                                1.1
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management                     1.1
Mizuho Research Institute                            1.0
Nomura Securities                                    1.0
Norinchukin Research Institute                       1.0
Japan Research Institute                             0.9
Unemployment Rate (Seasonally Adjusted)
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                                           %
Median Forecast                          2.4
High Forecast                            2.4
Low Forecast                             2.3
Previous Month                           2.3
Standard Deviation                       0.1
No. of Responses                          13
                                           %
BNP Paribas                              2.4
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute         2.4
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting   2.4
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities           2.4
NLI Research Institute                   2.4
Nomura Securities                        2.4
Norinchukin Research Institute           2.4
SMBC Nikko Securities                    2.4
Daiwa Institute of Research              2.3
Hamagin Research Institute               2.3
Japan Research Institute                 2.3
Mizuho Research Institute                2.3
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management         2.3
Preliminary Industrial Production
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                                        Change m/m %
Median Forecast                                 -0.1
High Forecast                                    0.8
Low Forecast                                    -0.5
Previous Month                                   0.7
Standard Deviation                               0.4
No. of Responses                                  13
                                        Change m/m %
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management                 0.8
Japan Research Institute                         0.6
NLI Research Institute                           0.5
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting           0.2
BNP Paribas                                      0.0
Daiwa Institute of Research                     -0.1
Mizuho Research Institute                       -0.1
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities                  -0.1
Norinchukin Research Institute                  -0.1
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute                -0.2
Nomura Securities                               -0.2
SMBC Nikko Securities                           -0.2
Hamagin Research Institute                      -0.5
Preliminary Retail Sales
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                                        Change y/y %
Median Forecast                                  0.8
High Forecast                                    1.4
Low Forecast                                     0.3
Previous Month                                   0.6
Standard Deviation                               0.3
No. of Responses                                   9
                                        Change y/y %
Mizuho Research Institute                        1.4
Hamagin Research Institute                       1.0
Japan Research Institute                         0.9
NLI Research Institute                           0.8
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management                 0.8
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute                 0.7
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities                   0.6
Nomura Securities                                0.4
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting           0.3
--MNI Beijing Bureau; tel: +86 (10) 8532-5998; email: flora.guo@marketnews.com
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