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     TOKYO (MNI) - The following is the median forecasts for the key Japanese
data due this week provided by economists surveyed by MNI.
Date           JST/GMT                Data   Month   Median          Previous
Fri, Apr 20  0830/2330   National Core CPI     Mar      0.9  % y/y        1.0
Consumer Price Index (Excluding Fresh Food)
                                              National % y/y
Median Forecast                                          0.9
High Forecast                                            1.0
Low Forecast                                             0.9
Previous Month                                           1.0
Standard Deviation                                       0.0
No. of Responses                                          14
                                              National % y/y
BNP Paribas                                              1.0
Hamagin Research Institute                               1.0
Norinchukin Research Institute                           1.0
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management                         1.0
Barclays Securities                                      0.9
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute                         0.9
Daiwa Institute of Research                              0.9
Japan Research Institute                                 0.9
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting                   0.9
Mizuho Research Institute                                0.9
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities                           0.9
NLI Research Institute                                   0.9
Nomura Securities                                        0.9
SMBC Nikko Securities                                    0.9
--MNI Beijing Bureau; tel: +86 (10) 8532-5998; email:

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