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     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, Dec 28  0830/2330     Tokyo Core CPI    Dec     0.9  % y/y       1.0
Fri, Dec 28  0830/2330  Unemployment Rate    Nov     2.4      %       2.4
Fri, Dec 28  0850/2350  Industrial Output    Nov    -1.9  % m/m       2.9
Fri, Dec 28  0850/2350       Retail Sales    Nov     2.2  % y/y       3.6
Consumer Price Index (Excluding Fresh Food)
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                                             Tokyo % y/y
Median Forecast                                      0.9
High Forecast                                        1.1
Low Forecast                                         0.9
Previous Month                                       1.0
Standard Deviation                                   0.1
No. of Responses                                      11
                                             Tokyo % y/y
Japan Research Institute                             1.1
BNP Paribas                                          1.0
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute                     1.0
Nomura Securities                                    1.0
Hamagin Research Institute                           0.9
Mizuho Research Institute                            0.9
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities                       0.9
NLI Research Institute                               0.9
Norinchukin Research Institute                       0.9
SMBC Nikko Securities                                0.9
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management                     0.9
Unemployment Rate (Seasonally Adjusted)
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                                           %
Median Forecast                          2.4
High Forecast                            2.5
Low Forecast                             2.3
Previous Month                           2.4
Standard Deviation                       0.1
No. of Responses                          12
                                           %
Daiwa Institute of Research              2.5
NLI Research Institute                   2.5
Nomura Securities                        2.5
BNP Paribas                              2.4
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute         2.4
Hamagin Research Institute               2.4
Japan Research Institute                 2.4
Mizuho Research Institute                2.4
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities           2.4
SMBC Nikko Securities                    2.4
Norinchukin Research Institute           2.3
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management         2.3
Preliminary Industrial Production
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                                   Change m/m %
Median Forecast                            -1.9
High Forecast                              -1.0
Low Forecast                               -2.6
Previous Month                              2.9
Standard Deviation                          0.5
No. of Responses                             12
                                   Change m/m %
Japan Research Institute                   -1.0
Mizuho Research Institute                  -1.1
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities             -1.4
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management           -1.5
Hamagin Research Institute                 -1.7
BNP Paribas                                -1.8
SMBC Nikko Securities                      -1.9
Daiwa Institute of Research                -2.0
Norinchukin Research Institute             -2.2
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute           -2.3
NLI Research Institute                     -2.3
Nomura Securities                          -2.6
Preliminary Retail Sales
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                                  Change y/y %
Median Forecast                            2.2
High Forecast                              2.8
Low Forecast                               1.3
Previous Month                             3.6
Standard Deviation                         0.4
No. of Responses                             9
                                  Change y/y %
Mizuho Research Institute                  2.8
Japan Research Institute                   2.4
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management           2.3
BNP Paribas                                2.2
Hamagin Research Institute                 2.2
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute           2.1
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities             2.1
Nomura Securities                          2.1
NLI Research Institute                     1.3
--MNI Beijing Bureau; tel: +86 (10) 8532-5998; email: flora.guo@marketnews.com
--MNI London Bureau; tel: +44 203-586-2225; email: les.commons@marketnews.com
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MNI London Bureau | +44 203-865-3812 | les.commons@marketnews.com

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